CDC: Meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 7

ATLANTA (AP) – Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven. In updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control […]


New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments. The […]


Whooping cough vaccine loses punch too fast

NEW YORK (AP) – As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since […]


NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part […]


Experimental drugs and cancer (audio)

Experimental drug therapy is costly, but sometimes it’s a patient’s only hope. Musicologist Bill Dudley, who usually talks with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee about music, has the story of a paramedic who is dealing […]


2 infants contract salmonella in Stanislaus County

(AP) – State health officials are investigating after two babies contracted salmonella poisoning while at a Stanislaus County hospital. County health officials say the first case at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto was reported in […]


FDA unveils safety measures for opioid painkillers

(AP) — Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses […]


Victim of flesh-eating disease upgraded to 'good'

(AP) – A Georgia woman battling a flesh-destroying disease has reached another milestone, as doctors have again upgraded her health condition. Hospital officials in Augusta said Monday that Aimee Copeland’s condition has been upgraded from […]


Kansas revokes doctor's license in abortion case

(AP) – Kansas regulators have revoked the medical license of a doctor accused of performing inadequate mental health exams on young patients she then referred to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions. The […]


Caregivers susceptible to developing Alzheimer's

New study reveals that care-givers of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease are susceptible to developing the disease themselves, among a number of other diseases and health problems. Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President of Alzheimer’s Research […]





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