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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 05:28 AM PDT

SDSU Student Contracts Meningococcal Meningitis

SDSU Student Contracts Meningococcal Meningitis

A San Diego State University student is being treated at a local hospital for meningococcal meningitis, university officials said Wednesday in a written release.

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:42 AM PDT

Pollutants Stay in Surf Longer Than First Thought: Study

Pollutants Stay in Surf Longer Than First Thought: Study

Scientists are finding pollutants after storms can stay trapped near shore longer than previously thought.

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:26 PM PDT

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 04:11 PM PDT

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shots for children of all ages, citing higher effectiveness of the shot versus nasal spray. But for children who refuse needles, FluMist nasal spray is...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 02:36 PM PDT

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 07:30 AM PDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 01:45 AM PDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 03:35 PM PDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 02:39 PM PDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 09:05 AM PDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

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