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FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the... Read more »

Aug 12, 2015
West Nile Bird Deaths Nearly Double

West Nile Bird Deaths Nearly Double

San Diego County has collected nearly twice as many dead and infected birds by July as in all of last year... Read more »

Aug 11, 2015
Diet Pepsi Gets Rid of Aspartame

Diet Pepsi Gets Rid of Aspartame

PepsiCo says its new Diet Pepsi should be available nationally this week. Read more »

Aug 10, 2015
Construction Begins on New Sharp Rees-Stealy Facility

Construction Begins on New Sharp Rees-Stealy Facility

Construction has begun on a new 100,000-square-foot building off Interstate 15, where healthcare services provider... Read more »

Aug 5, 2015
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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

Jul 22, 2015

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