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Monday, Sep 5, 2016 at 09:25 AM PDT

Zika Patient +Aedes Mosquitoes Prompt Spraying in Mount Hope

Zika Patient +Aedes Mosquitoes Prompt Spraying in Mount Hope

When asked if there were any immediate threat, San Diego County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said, “There is low risk but we want to err on the side of caution.”

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 03:27 PM PDT

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

In the United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn't the only STD that has health officials worried, according to an NBC News report. E...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 04:04 PM PDT

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific evidence that they...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 02:23 PM PDT

Bromeliads Blamed in Florida's Zika Virus Threat

Bromeliads Blamed in Florida's Zika Virus Threat

Miami Beach is removing all bromeliads from its landscaping.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:23 AM PDT

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity rates in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio fell — the first time that any state has seen a decrease in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday, NBC News reported. For the majority...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 08:28 PM PDT

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said 95 more trapped mosquitoes tested negative since the three local mosquitoes with Zika were found. Intensive trapping and testing continues. The...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 07:58 AM PDT

Salk Institute Co-Leads $15.4M Research Efforts

Salk Institute Co-Leads $15.4M Research Efforts

San Diego research facility Salk Institute for Biological Studies is co-leading a $15.4 million stem cell-based effort to find drugs that work against schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 09:52 AM PDT

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Two macadamia nut products sold nationwide under the Diamond of California brand are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling 4-ounce...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 08:37 AM PDT

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

The CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its own cheaper version of the EpiPen this week on the heels of a price hike uproar. But for years, Mylan and its business partners have fought fiercely...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 09:41 AM PDT

Can Children Benefit From Probiotic Supplements?

Can Children Benefit From Probiotic Supplements?

Billed as "good for your guts," Dr. Karpovs says probiotics help restore normal bacteria in the body.

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