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Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM PST

Fresh Start Helps Children in San Diego

Fresh Start Helps Children in San Diego

The San Diego non-profit organization that helps children who need surgery or some other medical service in order to give them a fresh start.

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:50 PM PST

Biomarker IDs Patients Who May Benefit From Chemo

Biomarker IDs Patients Who May Benefit From Chemo

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University have discovered a distinctive molecular feature that identifies colon cancer patients who...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 05:49 PM PST

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

The Zika virus has now spread to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, NBC News reported. The virus is now spreading locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM PST

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Two senators have asked President Barack Obama to launch a "comprehensive" study into the potential health risks posed by "crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 04:17 PM PST

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 01:33 AM PST

Robotic Mannequin Gives Birth to Help Docs Practice

Robotic Mannequin Gives Birth to Help Docs Practice

A robotic mannequin that helps doctors practice delivering babies could usher in a new era of health care, some doctors believe.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 03:43 PM PST

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

Two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, prompting a warning from the Illinois Department of Public Health for anyone traveling abroad. The two women recently traveled to...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:02 PM PST

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Cystic fibrosis patient posts "Hello" lyrics in hospital window, starting a friendship with workers across the street.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:52 AM PST

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST

Report: Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common

Report: Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common

It's becoming less common for passengers to get sick, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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