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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 04:25 AM PST

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

As many as a quarter of U.S. kids who are using e-cigarettes may be taking them apart and "dripping" — a method that gives them more vapor but a potentially higher hit of nicotine, researchers reported...

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 04:12 PM PST

Entrepreneurs: Health Law Changes May Mean Finding New Jobs

Entrepreneurs: Health Law Changes May Mean Finding New Jobs

Stay in business for yourself or go back to working for someone else? That's the choice some small business owners and freelancers are worried they may have to make, depending on what changes Congress makes...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 06:35 PM PST

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday. A...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 08:12 AM PST

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Liquid laundry packets are responsible for a surge in eye injuries in young children, according to new medical research. The pods are already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 01:52 PM PST

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year. Aetna, the nation's...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:55 AM PST

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed. The...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM PST

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a list of food safety tips for Super Bowl party hosts.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 04:46 AM PST

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

The world is on the brink of another revolution thanks to an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, which would allow doctors to develop eggs and sperm from a surprising source: skin...

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 12:08 PM PST

12 New Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego County

12 New Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego County

San Diego County has suffered a dozen new victims of this year’s flu season.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 08:28 AM PST

Scripps Women’s Heart Center Opens in La Jolla

Scripps Women’s Heart Center Opens in La Jolla

A team of four women cardiologists will treat women’s hearts exclusively at a new medical facility in La Jolla.

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