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UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego

UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1 in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Judge Denies UCSD Motion in Alzheimer's Research Lawsuit

Suit accuses prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring to take research data. Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but... Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The... Watch »

Jul 17, 2015
Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

Effort to Overturn Mandatory Vaccination Law Advances

California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory... Read »

Jul 14, 2015
Our Brains Change What We See

Our Brains Change What We See

A research study at the UCSD School of Medicine found our vision is influenced by our knowledge and experience. Read »

Jul 13, 2015
Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of... Read »

Jul 11, 2015
Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their... Read »

Jul 8, 2015
Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Firms Battle for Control of Human Breast Milk Industry

Firms Battle for Control of Human Breast Milk Industry

It could trade for 400 times more than 7/8 the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
UCSD Sues USC, Scientist, Alleging Conspiracy

UCSD Sues USC, Scientist, Alleging Conspiracy

Suit accuses prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring to take research data. Read »

Jul 6, 2015
Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Read »

Jul 2, 2015

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