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- Study: Women Have Better Memory Than Men As They Age In a win for women in the battle of the sexes, researchers have found that women have better memories than men as they age.
- Blue Shield Of California Loses State Tax Exemption State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.
- Utah Gonorrhea Infections Up 714 Percent Among Women, 296 Percent Among Men SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Infection rates for a common sexually transmitted disease have skyrocketed in Utah since 2011, according to a report released by the Utah Department of Health. From 2011 to 2014, the statewide rate of gonorrhea jumped from...
- Health Officials Warning Of Incidents Of Ocular Syphilis Along West Coast Los Angeles County health officials are warning doctors to be on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems, after clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.
- UC Davis Student Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease A UC Davis student is being treated at a local hospital after being diagnosed with having meningococcal disease.
- Covered California Enrollment Deadline Extended Until April 30 California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren't aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured.
- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- 1.4 Million Californians Sign Up Or Renew Obamacare Coverage A state official says more than 1.4 million Californians have either signed up or renewed their coverage for individual private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
- States' Insurance Departments Investigating Anthem Data Breach Insurance departments in several states plan to lead an investigation into the recent data breach at Anthem.
- Patients Say Popular Antibiotic Caused Devastating Side Effects Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. Many patients say instead of helping them heal, however, these powerful drugs have made them sicker.
- Kraft's Capri Sun To Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.
- State Of Georgia Has First Confirmed Case Of Measles Since 2012 State health officials say they've confirmed Georgia's first reported case of measles since 2012.
- Hackers Gain Access To Anthem Insurance Database Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.