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Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
Experts Wary of Hospital Rating Sites

Experts Wary of Hospital Rating Sites

While websites comparing ratings of different hospitals may be a good place to start for patients, experts warn that... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Breast Screening Tool May Make Cancer Detection Easier

Breast Screening Tool May Make Cancer Detection Easier

Mammograms can save lives, but aren't always accurate and sometimes lead to painful and unnecessary biopsies. Read »

Apr 3, 2014
3 Men Die of Meningitis in LA County

3 Men Die of Meningitis in LA County

A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los... Watch »

Apr 4, 2014
Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than... Watch »

Apr 3, 2014
Study: More Salt Intake Allowable for Some

Study: More Salt Intake Allowable for Some

Health experts have long stressed the importance of limiting salt intake. But a new study suggests some people could... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Highly Contagious Meningitis Confirmed in LA County

Highly Contagious Meningitis Confirmed in LA County

Health officials renewed their call for vaccinations Wednesday after at least eight cases of invasive meningococcal... Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

For many moms looking to relieve stress, wine and cocktails are part of their weekly routine, even on play dates. Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Insulin Inhaler: Possible Breakthrough in Treatment of Diabetes

Insulin Inhaler: Possible Breakthrough in Treatment of Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration is set to approve a new type of diabetes treatment, an insulin inhaler. The inhaler Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Health Care Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Health Care Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Hundreds of people attended an Enroll-a-thon in Commerce as they tried to sign up for health care Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Deadline Day Push at Healthcare

Deadline Day Push at Healthcare "Enroll-a-Thon"

Workers plan to help people sign up for health coverage Monday at a 19-hour "Enroll-a-Thon." Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of... Read »

Mar 30, 2014
Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the... Watch »

Mar 29, 2014
Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
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