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CDC: Zika Virus Spread By Sexual ContactHealth officials say a patient in Texas has acquired the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
New UCSF Study Shows Caffeine Doesn't Contribute To Extra HeartbeatsA new study indicates that regular caffeine consumption does not contribute to heart palpitations or extra heartbeats, according to UC San Francisco researchers.
Experts Warn, Babies Should Not Sleep In Car SeatsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many, many others warn you should never let a baby sleep in a car seat outside of the car—especially with lose or unbuckled straps.
Knee Injuries To Be Treated Using Patient's Own Stem Cells At Stanford HospitalA groundbreaking approach to treating knee injuries is about to be tested at a Bay Area hospital, using the patient's own stem cells.
Drug Users Getting Paid To Try New Formulations In Effort To Reduce Painkiller AbuseThe rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. is leading to research which involves paying recreational drug users to try new formulations, in the hope of reducing the abuse and addiction to painkillers.
Costs Of Excessive Drinking An Increasing Drain On U.S. EconomyThe costs of excessive alcohol consumption, mostly from binge-drinking, is an increasing drain on the U.S. economy, according to a new study.
Invasive Mosquito Species Spread In California; Health Officials Issue WarningTwo invasive mosquito species which can spread infectious diseases have been found in increasing numbers in the state and health officials are warning Californians to take steps to protect themselves.
2nd Death Reported In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers From MexicoA Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers imported from Mexico and sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
Peninsula Startup Offers Breast Milk Delivery Service For Business-Traveling MomsA Bay Area startup is offering business-traveling mothers what it calls the first-of-its-kind delivery service for breast milk.
Feds: Popular Intravenous Pump Can Be Hacked; Warning Issued To HospitalsFederal agencies are sounding a warning over a widely-used medical device and its vulnerability to hackers.
Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids' Sunscreens - What To Look ForI must have looked like That Mom. You know the one in the store aisle, face buried in her iPhone while the 6-month old chews a teether in the stroller and the dog-child rests in the basket underneath. Except in my case, rather than “liking” a photo or working my way to the next level of Candy Crush, I was caught in a moment of #NewsMom stress, furiously cross checking the ingredients on the backs of baby sunscreen bottles.

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