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Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at 09:23 AM PST

San Diego Leads State in Whooping Cough Cases

San Diego Leads State in Whooping Cough Cases

For the past three years, San Diego County has had the highest occurrence of whooping cough, or pertussis, than any other county in the state, according to data from the California Department of Public...

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 06:57 AM PST

How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent to Be Taught in Md. Schools

How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent to Be Taught in Md. Schools

News about sexual assault in fall 2016 left then-12-year-old Maeve Sanford-Kelly disheartened. She was appalled by the crimes of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, and how their victims were treated. But, even at...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 06:57 PM PST

Deadline to Get Health Coverage by New Year Approaching

Deadline to Get Health Coverage by New Year Approaching

The first deadline to sign up for health insurance for 2019 through California's health insurance exchange is quickly approaching. The Saturday deadline will probably be extended six days, to Dec. 21, and...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 06:10 PM PST

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 09:18 AM PST

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 07:59 AM PST

Nonprofit Covers Travel to Doctors for Spring Valley Girl With Rare Condition

Nonprofit Covers Travel to Doctors for Spring Valley Girl With Rare Condition

Rosa Vaughan, 10, was born with Arthrogryposis, a rare condition that affects the joints in her arms and legs.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 06:48 PM PST

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:14 AM PST

Disneyland Denies Cooling Tower Was Source of Legionnaires'

Disneyland Denies Cooling Tower Was Source of Legionnaires'

A cooling tower at Disneyland was the likely source for all 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, an Orange County health official has testified.

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 04:52 AM PST

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 10:12 AM PST

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to...

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