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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 09:55 AM PDT

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 03:22 PM PDT

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 04:43 PM PDT

California Assembly Votes to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Assembly Votes to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California lawmakers have voted to reduce the penalty for intentionally exposing someone to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 01:37 PM PDT

Medical Exemptions Up for California Vaccinations

Medical Exemptions Up for California Vaccinations

More parents sought medical exemptions for immunizations for incoming kindergartners in the year since California eliminated the personal-belief exemption -- but overall, fewer people are opting out, according...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 06:00 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Smoke and Fire From Above: Wildfire Images From Space

NASA is tracking wildfires globally, offering a view from high above Earth that...View gallery

  • Sept. 10, 2017: Southern Africa
  • Sept. 4, 2017: Wildfire Smoke Drifts Across US on Jet Stream
  • Sept. 5, 2017: Smoke Over the Northwest
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 01:54 PM PDT

3 SoCal Residents Have Died From West Nile So Far in 2017

3 SoCal Residents Have Died From West Nile So Far in 2017

Three Southern California residents were confirmed as the state's first deaths this year due to West Nile virus, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday.

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...

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