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California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex,... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso... Read »

Sep 27, 2014
DEA, Police Team Up to Collect Unused Prescriptions

DEA, Police Team Up to Collect Unused Prescriptions

Police departments in Southern California have teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Agency to collect unused... Read »

Sep 27, 2014
Stanford Researchers Find New Cancer Treatment

Stanford Researchers Find New Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Stanford University say they have found a new way to stop the spread of cancer. Watch »

Sep 26, 2014
Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from... Watch »

Sep 25, 2014
Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have... Read »

Sep 26, 2014
Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
TODAY Music Video: Truly Brave

TODAY Music Video: Truly Brave

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb teamed up with Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper, who mashed up two of their hits to create a... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
4 Your Health: Varicose Vein Treatments Compared

4 Your Health: Varicose Vein Treatments Compared

For the first time, doctors have compared the three most popular treatments for varicose veins. Plus: a new study is Read »

Sep 24, 2014
Plague Detected in Squirrels at Palomar Mtn.

Plague Detected in Squirrels at Palomar Mtn.

Plague-ridden squirrels prompted a classic hiker’s reminder from health officials: Don’t feed the animals. Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Study: Should Pregnant Women Get Prenatal Tests?

Study: Should Pregnant Women Get Prenatal Tests?

A new study shows pregnant women might not get prenatal tests if they knew more about some risks associated... Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with... Read »

Sep 21, 2014
Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across

A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to... Read »

Sep 20, 2014
3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Flu Vaccines Urged as Flu Season Approaches

Flu Vaccines Urged as Flu Season Approaches

According to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, too many people are not getting... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut

CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut

A mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in several states has surfaced in Connecticut,... Watch »

Sep 18, 2014

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