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Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM PDT

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 04:02 PM PDT

Woman Who Gave Botched Buttocks Injections Pleads Guilty

Woman Who Gave Botched Buttocks Injections Pleads Guilty

A Monterey Park woman who pocketed more than $40,000 performing illegal buttocks augmentations pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge linked to a botched operation in which an unknown substance — probably...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:48 AM PDT

'Uncharted Territory': Health Expert Talks Legal Pot

'Uncharted Territory': Health Expert Talks Legal Pot

In just six months, California will officially license businesses to sell marijuana for recreational use. That provides a limited window of time for health providers to prepare.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM PDT

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA study...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 02:18 PM PDT

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 05:09 PM PDT

Doctors Say Heart Attacks Decreasing in San Diego

Doctors Say Heart Attacks Decreasing in San Diego

Doctors said at a local health summit Monday that although heart attack is the lead cause of death in San Diego County and in the nation, the number of heart attacks in the county are dropping significantly.

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:37 PM PDT

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 06:14 AM PDT

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 01:49 PM PDT

Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail

Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail

The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 02:56 PM PDT

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the...

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