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Hantavirus Found in Carlsbad Mouse

Hantavirus Found in Carlsbad Mouse

A mouse trapped in San Diego's North County has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. Read »

Aug 4, 2015
HIV Rates High for Teen Sex Trade Workers: Study

HIV Rates High for Teen Sex Trade Workers: Study

Teenagers working in the sex trade industry in border cities are three times more likely to become infected with HIV... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
VA San Diego Cuts Backlog by 82%

VA San Diego Cuts Backlog by 82%

About a year after scandals forced the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to resign, VA directors in San Diego held a... Watch »

Aug 3, 2015
CA Nat'l Parks Have Worst Air Quality of Nation's Parks

CA Nat'l Parks Have Worst Air Quality of Nation's Parks

For at least one month a year, visitors to four California parks breathe air that is unhealthy for most visitors and... Read »

Aug 3, 2015
Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air,... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
La Jolla Institute, UCSD Collaboration

La Jolla Institute, UCSD Collaboration

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology announced Monday an official affiliation agreement with the... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond... Read »

Aug 3, 2015
Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate

Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate

In a ruling issued Monday, a San Diego judge dismissed a right-to-die lawsuit while stoking the debate regarding... Read »

Jul 27, 2015
SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit

SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit

A San Diego judge indicated he will throw out a lawsuit filed by three patients and a doctor claiming that... Watch »

Jul 24, 2015
EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being... Read »

Jul 23, 2015
How to Pick the Right Surgeon

How to Pick the Right Surgeon

For the first time, you can get an idea of how many surgeries doctors have performed and how many complications... Watch »

Jul 23, 2015
Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall

Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall

After the weekend’s record-breaking rainfall, San Diego County health officials are reminding people to be... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1 in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Suit accuses prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring to take research data. Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but... Read »

Jul 21, 2015

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