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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 06:58 AM PDT

2 Diagnosed With HIV After Injections at New Mexico Spa

2 Diagnosed With HIV After Injections at New Mexico Spa

New Mexico health officials say two people who received facial injections from the same spa are infected with HIV. The New Mexico Department of Health said in a news release Monday that two clients of VIP...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 06:53 AM PDT

Keep Pets Away From Gardens to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

Keep Pets Away From Gardens to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 04:52 AM PDT

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can't...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 04:34 PM PDT

Nearly 2/3 Quarantined by LA Universities Due to Measles are Cleared

Nearly 2/3 Quarantined by LA Universities Due to Measles are Cleared

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume normal activities.

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 01:49 PM PDT

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States — with 704 cases this...

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 at 01:45 PM PDT

Some Adults May Need One More Measles Vaccine

Some Adults May Need One More Measles Vaccine

Doctors are now saying that if you were born between 1957 and 1989 the vaccination you got may not guarantee you’re protected against the measles.

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 07:02 PM PDT

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Some students and employees possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities were still quarantined on campus or told to stay home Friday, but the numbers were dwindling as people were able to show...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:35 AM PDT

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that safer restraint systems are needed for the back seats of cars. The study finds that rear-seat safety has not kept pace with front-seat safety...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:06 AM PDT

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15 to 18 to work out free at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge. The New Hampshire-based company is building on last summer's pilot...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:04 AM PDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

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