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Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

New research suggests we may only need seven hours of sleep per night, rather than the eight hours we've always been... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Santee Man Infected With West Nile Virus

Santee Man Infected With West Nile Virus

Health officials are testing local mosquitoes and warning residents to avoid them after a Santee man becomes... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
What to Do 1 Month Before Getting Pregnant: Expert

What to Do 1 Month Before Getting Pregnant: Expert

NBC 7's Whitney Southwick talks with Sean Daneshmand, M.D. of Miracle Babies about what women should know... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Local Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure

Local Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure

Students of a San Diego-area middle school may have been exposed to tuberculosis months ago. Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients'... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
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
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