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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 11, 2014, line cook Javier Rodriguez uses his bare hands to make chicken tacos at the Hock Farm restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to […]

03/24/2014

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of […]

03/24/2014

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The deadline looms for Covered California

The March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for Obamacare open enrollment and if the administration is to reach it’s goal of signing up 6 million people by then, it’ll have to get help from some […]

03/20/2014

Bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes. It’s the first independent look at […]

03/19/2014

Dr. John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research and Dr. Robert Darnell, President, CEO and Scientific Director of the New York Genome Center announce collaboration with IBM Watson to advance genomic medicine. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for New York Genome Center)

IBM’s Watson to help in brain cancer research

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with […]

03/19/2014

A Jan. 16, 1957 file photo shows Greg Cox, left, 7, in Altamont, Ill., as he looks at his friend Jon Douglas, 6, through the doorway while he recovers from mumps. (AP Photo, File)

Mumps outbreak at Ohio State grows to 23 cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 23 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected. University and public health officials […]

03/17/2014

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, April 28, 2008.  (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

7 cases of measles confirmed in OC

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County officials today confirmed seven cases of measles this year, a substantial increase from the zero to one cases seen on average annually. “We expect to see additional measles cases […]

03/14/2014

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Every 8 minutes a child goes to an ER for medicine poisoning

Every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week, which highlights the growing danger of meds found in your home. Penny and Phil spoke […]

03/13/2014

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Marijuana’s 1.6 million dollar payday to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Medical pot shops in Los Angeles recently paid $1.6 million in taxes to the city, despite voter-approved restrictions aimed at greatly reducing the number of authorized medical marijuana dispensaries, according to […]

03/12/2014

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California has nearly 870,000 health care sign-ups

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 870,000 Californians have signed up for an insurance policy through the state’s health care exchange, as the state intensifies efforts to boost participation ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline. The U.S. […]

03/11/2014

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FDA approves electric headband to prevent migraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who […]

03/11/2014