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Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:55 AM PDT

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 07:13 PM PDT

No Antivenin Available for Painful Spider Bites

No Antivenin Available for Painful Spider Bites

A La Jolla woman learned the hard way that there’s little relief if you are bitten by a black widow spider in San Diego County.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 02:39 PM PDT

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Researchers hope genetic mutations they found in the Zika virus may explain why it seems to be causing birth defects, according to NBC News. The current virus strain comes from one that circulated in Asia, the...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 01:35 PM PDT

Parents Concerned About Powdered Alcohol

Parents Concerned About Powdered Alcohol

Alcohol in a powdered form could be hitting store shelves across the country but some parents and states are fighting to ban it.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM PDT

Heat May Have Led to Hot Springs Deaths

Heat May Have Led to Hot Springs Deaths

Two people found dead in a natural hot spring may have been killed by fluctuating water temperatures, deputies said.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 09:38 PM PDT

Counterfeit Tablets With 'Ultra-Deadly' Drug Seized

Counterfeit Tablets With 'Ultra-Deadly' Drug Seized

Officials said they believe it is the first time they have caught counterfeit oxycodone tablets containing the "ultra deadly" fentanyl as they were being smuggled.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 06:31 PM PDT

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Researchers believe they’ve figured out that worm-like parasites may help stomach and bowel diseases, NBC News reports. "Our findings are among the first to link parasites and bacteria to the origin of...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 08:28 PM PDT

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

A Dallas man who contracted Zika in Venezuela transferred it to a male sexual partner after returning home in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday. The case was identified...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 06:44 AM PDT

Avoiding Unnecessary C-Sections

Avoiding Unnecessary C-Sections

The frequency of non-emergency C-Sections can be influenced by your doctor and the hospital you are using. NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 03:13 PM PDT

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally...

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