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The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the... Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote

Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote

A heroin user found unconscious at his home in east San Diego was saved by a deputy who used an overdose... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare,... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

New research suggests we may only need seven hours of sleep per night, rather than the eight hours we've always been... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Santee Man Infected With West Nile Virus

Santee Man Infected With West Nile Virus

Health officials are testing local mosquitoes and warning residents to avoid them after a Santee man becomes... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
What to Do 1 Month Before Getting Pregnant: Expert

What to Do 1 Month Before Getting Pregnant: Expert

NBC 7's Whitney Southwick talks with Sean Daneshmand, M.D. of Miracle Babies about what women should know... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Local Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure

Local Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure

Students of a San Diego-area middle school may have been exposed to tuberculosis months ago. Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients'... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
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