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Health FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization
Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children.
Health New vaccine law to take effect in Oregon March 1 New vaccine law to take effect in Oregon March 1
Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.
Health FDA looks to reboot nonprescription drug system FDA looks to reboot nonprescription drug system
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.
Health Nestle recalls some of its Hot Pockets Nestle recalls some of its Hot Pockets
Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall. The food maker said Tuesday that it is recalling an unspecified number of "Philly Steak" and its "Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese" Hot Pockets in certain sizes.
Health What's next for Kern County's marijuana dispensaries? What's next for Kern County's marijuana dispensaries?(Video)
Medical marijuana users in Kern County are asking what's ahead, now that a judge threw out Measure G. County lawyers say dispensaries are now not allowed anywhere in the county, because that was the rule before voters passed Measure G. Dispensary attorneys disagree.
Health Older Americans are early winners under health law Older Americans are early winners under health law
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation's new health insurance system.
Health New charity benefits cancer patients New charity benefits cancer patients(Video)
A new charity in Kern County is helping cancer patients by remodeling their kitchens. It's something they hope to continue each year near Valentine's Day for a patient selected through the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.
Health Kern County judge strikes down pot ordinance Measure G Kern County judge strikes down pot ordinance Measure G(Video)
Judge Kenneth Twissleman invalidated the voter-approved Measure G, which required medical marijuana collectives to be located only on industrial land, along with a host of other restrictions. The shops had to be at least 1 mile away from schools, day care centers, public parks, churches or other marijuana dispensaries.