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Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM PDT

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 11:59 AM PDT

California Could Allow for Legal Drug Injection Sites

California Could Allow for Legal Drug Injection Sites

In a few weeks' time, California may become the first state to legalize injection sites for IV and other drug users.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 02:49 PM PDT

Opposition Rises Against Bill to Allow Later Last Call Times

Opposition Rises Against Bill to Allow Later Last Call Times

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz spoke out Thursday against a state bill that would allow some bars and nightclubs to stay open until 4 a.m. and said it would lead to more deaths from drunk driving.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 10:24 AM PDT

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 05:00 PM PDT

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 05:34 PM PDT

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 01:22 PM PDT

CDC Urged to Address Congenital Syphilis More Aggressively

CDC Urged to Address Congenital Syphilis More Aggressively

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Friday called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move more aggressively against the growing crisis of congenital syphilis — mother to...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM PDT

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions. T...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 03:24 AM PDT

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 06:04 PM PDT

California Advances Universal Health Care Talks

California Advances Universal Health Care Talks

California lawmakers will hold hearings on universal health care during the Legislature's year-end recess.

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