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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:48 AM PDT

Man Gets So Sick From Typhus That Priest Reads Last Rites

Man Gets So Sick From Typhus That Priest Reads Last Rites

A man from San Marino contracted typhus transmitted by fleas six months ago. The case was so severe that he thought he was going to die. He was left untreated for several weeks before doctors could diagnose...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 07:58 AM PDT

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Chicken

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Chicken

The CDC says it is investigating a drug-resistant salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken that has sickened 92 people in 29 states, including one person in California

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:05 AM PDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:16 AM PDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:53 AM PDT

Intrepid Beagle Sniffs Out a Roasted Pig at World's Busiest Airport

Intrepid Beagle Sniffs Out a Roasted Pig at World's Busiest Airport

It looks like Hardy the beagle knows he's a good dog. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture detector dog was on the case when a passenger traveling from Ecuador tried to bring a roasted pig's...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM PDT

What to Know If You're Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

What to Know If You're Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

Adding colored contacts can take your Halloween costume to the next level. But there are risks when purchasing and wearing contact lenses that are not prescribed by a doctor, according to the US Food and Drug...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:36 AM PDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:57 PM PDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 09:49 AM PDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 01:42 AM PDT

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only...

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