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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 07:10 AM PDT

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 03:21 PM PDT

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 03:56 AM PDT

Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot

Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot

It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:28 AM PDT

New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification

New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification

A new finger prick test can identify more than 100 allergens, revolutionizing the more laborious methods currently in use. Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in Bellaire, Texas says that until now the...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 07:06 PM PDT

Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.

Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.

An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected,...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 04:15 AM PDT

Gray Death: The New Killer Drug in the War Against Opioids

Gray Death: The New Killer Drug in the War Against Opioids

Ominously named Gray Death, the killer drug cocktail is making headlines in the ongoing war against the national opioid crisis, NBC News reported. What exactly is Gray Death? Start with heroin. Mix in the...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 09:05 PM PDT

Third Person In San Diego Dies From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Third Person In San Diego Dies From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Another person has died from Hepatitis A, bringing the total death count to 3 in San Diego.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 03:47 PM PDT

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat ALS

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug Friday to treat patients suffering from amyotrophic latersclerosis (ALS) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The drug, Radicava, is the first...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:26 PM PDT

Padres Work To Prevent Strokes

Padres Work To Prevent Strokes

More than 140,000 people die each year from strokes in the United States, according to the Stroke Center. The Padres baseball team is promoting heart health Friday with a Strike Out Stroke event.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 08:17 AM PDT

How to Protect Yourself From Surge in Lyme Disease Ticks

How to Protect Yourself From Surge in Lyme Disease Ticks

The Center for Disease Control has predicted a surge in the number of Lyme-carrying ticks in the Northeast and Midwest from April through the beginning of the summer.

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