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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 08:52 AM PDT

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

The Food and Drug Administration seized "thousands of pages of documents" in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul's San Francisco headquarters last week, the agency said Tuesday. The FDA is...

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 11:50 PM PDT

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump's weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:06 AM PDT

3D Mammogram Machines Help Local Doctors Detect Breast Cancer

3D Mammogram Machines Help Local Doctors Detect Breast Cancer

Palomar Health in North County cut the ribbon on a new 3D mammogram machine Monday. It will help doctors detect breast cancer with more accuracy than ever before.

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 11:01 PM PDT

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Declared at San Diego State

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Declared at San Diego State

The San Diego County public health officials declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease at San Diego State University on Friday after a third student in recent months contracted the bacterial disease.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 06:39 AM PDT

Carlsbad Seniors, Up to 92-Years-Old, Learn To Drive Safely

Carlsbad Seniors, Up to 92-Years-Old, Learn To Drive Safely

Twenty-four mobile senior citizens learned about car safety rules and regulations in North County Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:58 PM PDT

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 02:13 PM PDT

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

The number of babies born with syphilis has doubled since 2013 and is at a 20-year high, federal health officials said Tuesday. More than 900 U.S. babies were born infected with syphilis in 2017, the Centers for...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 11:05 AM PDT

Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:08 AM PDT

Drug Prices Going Up Despite Trump Promise of 'Massive' Cuts

Drug Prices Going Up Despite Trump Promise of 'Massive' Cuts

President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder." At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 04:52 PM PDT

Flea, Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions in Pets: FDA

Flea, Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions in Pets: FDA

Chewable products that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The...

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