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- Tracy Farm's Celery Linked Costco E. Coli Outbreak A Tracy farm has been linked to an E. coli outbreak at Costco stores.
- Epidural Epidemic: Routine Pain Treatment Linked To Potential Complications Back pain: lots of folks have it and can be desperate for relief. But for some people, a common treatment made things a lot worse, and now they’re speaking out.
- CDC Expects Number Of People Infected With E. Coli From Costco Chicken Salad To Grow The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of people affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves.
- Study: Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer Drinking your morning coffee may do more than just help you wake up at work. New data supports growing evidence that coffee could help prevent death from heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
- Energy Drinks May Lead To Heart Problems Young people are facing a life-threatening problem all because of a drink that’s completely legal.
- Health Officials: No Sources For E. Coli Outbreak At Chipotle Restaurants Washington state health officials say they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle, and the chain's Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week.
- California Looking For Someone To Oversee Medical Marijuana Industry The state has hundreds of agencies regulating everything from food and agriculture to alcohol and drug programs, but for the first time in its nearly 20-year history, the state’s medical marijuana industry will have a pot chief.
- Wealth May Give Advantage To Organ-Transplant Hopefuls You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to get on multiple waiting lists and score a transplant, and less likely to die while waiting for one, a new study finds.
- Study: Heart Attack Sufferers Don’t Need To Fear Having Sex A new study reveals that people who have suffered heart attacks don’t need to fear having sex.
- Call Kurtis Investigation: Bathroom Glass Exploding Without Warning Fran's bathroom sink had jagged edges where the glass used to connect to the drain, razor sharp spikes in the same sink where her family washed their faces and brushed their teeth.
- Bacon, Hot Dogs And Other Processed Meats Can Lead To Cancer It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers – and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.
- American Cancer Society: Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screenings At 45 Instead Of 40 New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task for
- CDC Study: More U.S. Teens Now Smoking Pot More Than Tobacco U.S. teens are smoking more pot than they do tobacco, which may be due to perceptions that it’s not as harmful as previously thought, say health officials
- Study: Later Bedtime Linked To Weight Gain Going to bed late at night could lead to weight gain over the years, according to new research.
- Deadline Looms For Group Hoping To Repeal Mandatory Vaccine Law Opponents of an effort to repeal California's new law requiring mandatory vaccines for schoolchildren are facing a Monday deadline for a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.