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Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 09:10 PM PST

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. That means "Obamacare" remains in effect while litigation...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 10:37 AM PST

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in...

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 03:20 PM PST

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

State investigators say a New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 03:56 AM PST

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

A new pediatric vaccine that immunizes children against six diseases was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said Wednesday. Reuters reported that the...

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 09:54 AM PST

Study: Skin's Fat Cells Protect Skin From Aging, Infection

Study: Skin's Fat Cells Protect Skin From Aging, Infection

Fat cells deep in the skin play a role in how our skin ages and how it maintains its ability to fight infections, according to a study published Wednesday by UC San Diego researchers.

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 06:52 PM PST

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

The former CEO of a drug company that produced a powerful and addictive painkiller containing fentanyl for cancer patients has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a scheme in which the firm's leaders...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 03:01 PM PST

New Flu Death Reported in San Diego County

New Flu Death Reported in San Diego County

The number of cases of flu reported in San Diego County is significantly lower this week than the same week last flu season.

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 05:18 PM PST

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus...

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 05:00 PM PST

Secret Santas: Charity Buys and Erases Past-Due Medical Debt

Secret Santas: Charity Buys and Erases Past-Due Medical Debt

Philip Sasser had a familiar, sinking feeling when he saw the yellow envelope in his mailbox. He figured it was another past-due medical bill, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. "I opened it up and it...

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 02:26 PM PST

FDA Says Teething Necklaces Should Be Avoided

FDA Says Teething Necklaces Should Be Avoided

The FDA issued a warning on Thursday to parents with teething babies: teething jewelry is dangerous. It can cause strangulation or choking. "There is no scientific information that teething necklaces are...

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