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Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 03:54 AM PDT

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 06:26 PM PDT

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks. That's the finding of a government survey of more than 50,000 high school...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 02:58 PM PDT

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

The World Health Organization says excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly fourfold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 06:29 AM PDT

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — at least on...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 08:51 PM PDT

Local Doc Joins Olympic Panel to Advise on Infectious Diseases

Local Doc Joins Olympic Panel to Advise on Infectious Diseases

A San Diego doctor has been selected to join a U.S. Olympic Advisory Group on infectious diseases to help communicate, in part, the latest information on the Zika virus ahead of the athletes' trip to Brazil.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:47 AM PDT

Pinwheels Pay Tribute to Child Abuse Survivors

Pinwheels Pay Tribute to Child Abuse Survivors

A colorful tribute lined the lawn at Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido Tuesday: more than 330 pinwheels each symbolizing a child abuse survivor.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 11:55 AM PDT

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Snyder's-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:28 PM PDT

Balboa Park to Turn Blue

Balboa Park to Turn Blue

San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park is typically lush green but on Saturday, it the landmark will be blue.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 06:16 AM PDT

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor New York City apartment were confronted by an...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 04:54 PM PDT

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

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