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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
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the... Read »

Jul 5, 2014
San Diego Deputies First in State to Carry OD Antidote

San Diego Deputies First in State to Carry OD Antidote

Come Monday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will become the first law enforcement agency in California to... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in... Watch »

Jul 5, 2014
FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Most People Fail to Wash Hands When Cooking Chicken: Study

Most People Fail to Wash Hands When Cooking Chicken: Study

Be careful whose hands you're shaking: 38 percent of people observed by UC Davis researchers while cooking... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Novel Pacemaker Could Make MRI a Safe Option

Novel Pacemaker Could Make MRI a Safe Option

MRI scans save lives by detecting diseases and identifying injuries, but for millions of people with... Watch »

Jul 3, 2014

"Super-Toxic" Rat Poison Sale Banned in California

California authorities have banned the sale of a toxic rat poison after deeming it a significant danger to animals. Read »

Jul 3, 2014
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