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FDA: Powdered Caffeine Can Be Lethal

FDA: Powdered Caffeine Can Be Lethal

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Whooping Cough Cases Nearing 900

Whooping Cough Cases Nearing 900

San Diego County has seen more than double the number of pertussis cases this year compared to last after nine... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Teen Receives Specialized Cancer Care in San Diego

Teen Receives Specialized Cancer Care in San Diego

A Utah teenager who has battled a brain tumor for the past 15 years has become San Diego's... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

A ban on edibles and hash oil did not make it through San Diego’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee... Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
Military Cigarette Benefits Under Fire

Military Cigarette Benefits Under Fire

Cigarettes and the U.S. military have a long history, but a possible change in benefits has the habit under... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

A San Diego City Council committee is considering banning edible marijuana products like cookies and brownies... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Fitness Fail: 25 Percent of Americans Do Not Exercise

Fitness Fail: 25 Percent of Americans Do Not Exercise

Californians are slightly more active than the average American -- one in four of whom do not participate in... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Local Camp Helps Kids With Autism

Local Camp Helps Kids With Autism

Camp I Can has helped hundreds of kids with autism and their families over the past decade. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
New Bed Designed to Help Premature Babies

New Bed Designed to Help Premature Babies

A premature baby was resuscitated in San Diego last week using a new, specialized bed designed just for preemies. Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
Friends Share Certain Genes: Study

Friends Share Certain Genes: Study

A new study suggests people share more than just common interests with their friends -- they may also share genes. Read »

Jul 15, 2014
iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
New Procedure May Help With Obesity Disease

New Procedure May Help With Obesity Disease

Some men and women have trouble losing weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Breakthrough May Revive Reading Vision

Breakthrough May Revive Reading Vision

Reading vision can worsen with age, but a breakthrough two-step lens procedure could potentially cure the... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
Congressman to FDA: Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Congressman to FDA: Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donors

A California congressman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban preventing gay and bisexual... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
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