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Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 08:09 AM PDT

Your Corner: Knitting Helps Sick Children in San Diego

Your Corner: Knitting Helps Sick Children in San Diego

How the craft can soothe children battling cancer and other serious conditions at Rady Children's Hospital. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM PDT

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions. T...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 03:24 AM PDT

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM PDT

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 08:30 AM PDT

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. Drug testing companies say...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:36 PM PDT

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM PDT

Jury Awards $417M in Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder to Cancer

Jury Awards $417M in Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:20 PM PDT

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer for...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 05:55 PM PDT

Sex or Sleep? Male Fruit Flies Make a Choice: Study

Sex or Sleep? Male Fruit Flies Make a Choice: Study

When given a choice of sex or sleep, male fruit flies tend to opt for the latter, while female fruit flies think differently, according to research out of the University of San Diego.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM PDT

California Tightens Rules on Chlorpyrifos

California Tightens Rules on Chlorpyrifos

Research shows chlorpyrifos is more harmful than previously known, per the California EPA.

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