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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 07:03 AM PDT

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, but one University of Missouri researcher is working to change that.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 06:28 AM PDT

San Diego Blood Bank Facing 'Critical' Shortage

San Diego Blood Bank Facing 'Critical' Shortage

Blood donors are needed to fill a critical shortage, the San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) warned Monday.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:17 PM PDT

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Congress started its final week of the summer Monday but there was still no agreement on a legislation that would get the U.S. ready for a fight against the Zika virus, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM PDT

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Utah health officials say a resident infected with Zika has died, which they say marks the first death related to the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. Authorities said Friday the...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 08:59 AM PDT

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

A music therapist at a Michigan children's hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients' parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a specialized stethoscope recorder to capture the...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 08:52 AM PDT

Gay, Bisexual Men Urged to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Gay, Bisexual Men Urged to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Los Angeles County health officials will join with the Los Angeles LGBT Center Thursday to urge gay and bisexual men to be vaccinated against meningitis, local cases of which have spiked in recent months.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 08:25 AM PDT

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 08:02 AM PDT

Insight into Serial Attacker's Mind

Insight into Serial Attacker's Mind

As San Diego police continue to search for a man accused in a killing series targeting random homeless people, experts try to learn more about the suspect.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:30 AM PDT

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 03:31 AM PDT

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

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