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Friday, May 3, 2019 at 03:19 AM PDT

In 'Lawless' World of Service Dogs, Many Families Suffer

In 'Lawless' World of Service Dogs, Many Families Suffer

The service dog industry — particularly in the field of "psychiatric" service dogs for people with autism and post-traumatic stress disorder — has exploded in recent years. But a near complete absence of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 03:58 PM PDT

Seventh Case of Measles Confirmed in Los Angeles County

Seventh Case of Measles Confirmed in Los Angeles County

Health officials Thursday confirmed a seventh case of measles in Los Angeles County, but the patient is not believed to have caused an exposure risk at any public locations.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 02:08 PM PDT

Drug Firm Founder Guilty of Bribing Doctors to Push Opioid

Drug Firm Founder Guilty of Bribing Doctors to Push Opioid

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of bribing doctors across the U.S. to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer to Remain on US Market

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer to Remain on US Market

U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market. But the Food and Drug Administration said women should receive more information about potential...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 08:34 AM PDT

Burger King Debuts Unhappy Meals in Honor of Mental Health

Burger King Debuts Unhappy Meals in Honor of Mental Health

Happy Meals have been synonymous with fast food for decades, ever since McDonald's first rolled out its kid-friendly concept in 1979. But let's face it, it's not easy to be happy all day, every day. Now,...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:41 AM PDT

'Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken': CDC Warning Sparks Online Debate

'Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken': CDC Warning Sparks Online Debate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is getting some strong reaction on social media after advising people to not wash raw chicken. In a recent tweet, the CDC urged consumers to avoid washing...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:26 AM PDT

Trump, GOP States Ask Appeals Court to Kill 'Obamacare'

Trump, GOP States Ask Appeals Court to Kill 'Obamacare'

Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 06:48 AM PDT

Skin Cancer Can Hide as a Line on Your Nail

Skin Cancer Can Hide as a Line on Your Nail

Karolina Jasko has a family history of melanoma, so she's no stranger to paying attention to her skin. Her mother — who battled the deadliest form of skin cancer twice and recovered — has always been vigilant...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:22 PM PDT

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Orange County

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Orange County

A woman who went to the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" at an Orange County movie theater last week was diagnosed with measles, and now health officials are warning others in the crowd that they may have...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 04:55 PM PDT

LA Investigating Sixth Measles Case, OC Reports First Case

LA Investigating Sixth Measles Case, OC Reports First Case

Health officials said Tuesday they were investigating a sixth case of measles in Los Angeles County residents, while Orange County health officials confirmed the county's first case of 2019.

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