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Health UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
Health Kids and pool safety: Expert advises having 'water watcher' Kids and pool safety: Expert advises having 'water watcher' (Video)
On Sunday, a Bakersfield family found their 3-year-old boy at the bottom of a swimming pool. Firefighters said that the family was in the backyard with him and stepped away for just a minute. The boy was last reported to be in critical condition.
Health Organ donors increase in California Organ donors increase in California (Video)
Reports show that the increase just might be linked to AB 60, the new law helping undocumented residents obtain driver's licenses. More than 60,000 people have been added to the California organ and tissue donor registry, bringing it up 29 percent from the same time last year.
Health FDA issues ultrasound warning FDA issues ultrasound warning (Video)
Getting an ultrasound can be an exciting time for most soon-to-be parents. A 3D ultrasound usually tends to hype up that excitement, as most features of the unborn child are shown. The U.S. Drug and Food Administration is now issuing a warning when it comes to those keepsake photos.
Health Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says
Children in recent years breathed cleaner air and had stronger lungs compared to those who were studied two decades earlier, researchers found. The improved health coincided with drastic reductions in pollution in the Los Angeles basin and surrounding areas as air quality regulators cracked down on emissions from tailpipes and smokestacks.
Health 2nd Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections 2nd Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections
Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.
Health California lawmaker pushes child care worker vaccinations California lawmaker pushes child care worker vaccinations
In the wake of one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, a California lawmaker proposed a bill Wednesday that would require all child care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated against several contagious diseases.