• medication Jan 23, 2020

    Excedrin Temporarily Halts Production of 2 Popular Headache Medications

    The maker of Excedrin is temporarily discontinuing two of the brand’s most popular headache-relief medicines, potentially affecting millions of Americans who suffer from migraines.

  • San Diego Oct 30, 2019

    3 Mumps Cases at San Diego County Schools Could Have Exposed Others: HHSA

    Three people at separate San Diego County high schools were diagnosed with mumps this month, county health officials said Tuesday — warning that others may have been exposed to the virus.

  • Joe Biden Oct 20, 2019

    California Relishes Role as Liberal Trendsetter, Trump Foe

    The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world’s biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide.

  • coach Oct 5, 2019

    Former Cheerleader Sues University, Alleging Coaches Ignored Concussions

    An ex-cheerleader who suffered multiple concussions while on the University of California, Berkeley’s cheerleading team, filed a lawsuit against the school, USA Federation for Sport Cheering, and her former coaches, for repeatedly endangering her health and safety, according to a complaint filed this week in Alameda County Superior Court.

  • San Jose Jul 22, 2019

    Contaminated Alcohol in Costa Rica Kills 19; Warning Issued

    Costa Rica issued a nationwide warning after at least 19 deaths were attributed to methanol poisoning from contaminated alcohol consumption.

  • Instagram Jul 11, 2019

    ‘Property Brothers' J.D. Scott Reveals Struggles with Mysterious Illness

    On Thursday, one of the siblings from “Property Brothers” posted an emotional video on Instagram detailing his year-long battle with a mysterious illness that is still undiagnosed. In a video spanning over 25 minutes, Scott, 43, and his fiancé Annalee Belle discussed the details of the health complications he has been experiencing for the past 14 months.

  • Canada Apr 1, 2019

    Federal Study Gives New Options for People With Rare Cancers

    People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don’t pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks gives them strength in numbers and new options. The first results from this novel effort were revealed at an American Association for Cancer...

  • Los Angeles Feb 1, 2019

    Former ‘Canes Receiver Sam Shields Fights Back From Concussions to 2nd Super Bowl

    After months of pain and grueling rehabilitation, Sam Shields joined the Rams last spring and gradually made one of the most unlikely comebacks on either roster at this Super Bowl.

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 16, 2018

    Scope of Investigations Into Trump Has Shaped His Presidency

    Investigations now entangle Donald Trump’s White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump’s presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father. On Saturday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke became...

  • Los Angeles Nov 26, 2018

    Breast Implant Injuries Hidden as Patients' Questions Mount

    To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year. Then last fall, something strange happened: Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDA’s system. More...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 4, 2018

    Trump Presidency Faces High Stakes at Midterm Elections

    President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan gridlock. A warning shot for his re-election bid. Trump faces potentially debilitating fallout should Republicans...

  • San Diego Oct 25, 2018

    US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

    Health officials have said an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.

  • California Oct 8, 2018

    Hillary and Bill Clinton to Go on Tour This Year

    Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is...

  • radiation Sep 5, 2018

    New Advice on Kids' Concussions Calls for Better Tracking

    New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months. Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT imaging scans include vomiting, unconsciousness and severe, worsening headaches, according to the guidelines released Tuesday. The guidelines from the...

  • spokesperson Aug 6, 2018

    34 Shot, 5 Fatally, in Overnight Chicago Shootings

    Chicago Police confirmed 34 people — including an 11-year-old — were shot within 24 hours in Chicago over the weekend, and at least five of those victims died.

  • Associated Press Jun 21, 2018

    ‘Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

    Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the same kind of addictive illness as...

  • China Jun 9, 2018

    US Pulls 2 More Workers From Cuban Embassy Amid New Potential Health Cases

    The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China. The two individuals are considered “potentially new cases” but...

  • NBC Feb 9, 2018

    Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor Pledges to Donate Brain to CTE Research

    Two-time Olympic medalist and U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor has pledged to donate her brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation and hopes more female athletes do the same. In an interview with USA Today published Tuesday, Meyers Taylor noted women suffer more concussions than men, and yet repetitive head trauma in females are largely underrepresented in research studies. She said...

  • NBC Nov 11, 2017

    How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person's Health: Experts

    Sexual harassment not only have negative mental effects on victims and survivors, it can also have physical effects as well, experts tell NBC News Better. Dr. Colleen Cullen, a licensed clinical psychologist, notes that for victims of sexual harassment, the most common diagnoses are depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When the mental effects become too overwhelming, experts...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 30, 2017

    US to Americans: Stay Away From Cuba After Health ‘Attacks'

    The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the U.S. diplomatic corps, acknowledging neither the Cubans nor America’s FBI can figure out who or what is responsible for months of mysterious health ailments. No longer tiptoeing around the issue, the Trump administration shifted to calling the...

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