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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:44 AM PDT

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 06:42 AM PDT

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:56 AM PDT

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

Federal health officials now have reports of 155 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that mostly affects children and that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, federal health...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 08:43 AM PDT

Unique Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Unique Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

When Terry Gallant, 71, of El Cajon received a Stage 4 Lymphoma cancer diagnosis, he had tumors in his body so large that he couldn't sleep on his side.

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 04:30 AM PDT

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 02:46 PM PDT

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The recall includes meat...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 11:09 AM PDT

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 03:06 PM PDT

Elderly Man Becomes First Confirmed West Nile Case This Year

Elderly Man Becomes First Confirmed West Nile Case This Year

A nonagenarian from La Jolla became the first confirmed case of West Nile in San Diego County this year, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT

Meningitis Vaccine 'Do-Over' Suggested for Some SDSU Students

Meningitis Vaccine 'Do-Over' Suggested for Some SDSU Students

Weeks after students were vaccinated, the pharmacy suggests the vaccine was not stored at an optimal temperature.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:05 AM PDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

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