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Ebola Outbreak Puts UC Berkeley Program on Hold

The University of California, Berkeley's study abroad program in Sierra Leone is being placed on hold as West Africa grapples with the worst-known outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. [Read entire story]

Cancer Patient’s One Direction Wish

A six-year-old cancer patient in Massachusetts hoped to go to a One Direction concert this month with her friends, but ended up back in the ICU and won't be able to go. Her mom posted a message on...Photo Credit: Shauna [Read entire story]

Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine

National Institutes of Health scientists have been working for more than a decade on an Ebola vaccine. As the latest outbreak continues to grow, so does the pressure to create a vaccine to prevent a disease that...Photo [Read entire story]

UCSF Researcher Hopes to Bring Ebola to Bay Area

The current outbreak of Ebola in Africa is supposedly the deadliest-yet. One UCSF researcher is hoping to bring the disease home to San Francisco -- for the purpose of study.Photo Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

Sam’s Club Caesar Salads Recalled

Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled

Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.Photo Credit: NBC [Read entire story]

Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past. [Read entire story]

Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she'll be in the trenches, treating people who are suffering from the deadly EbolaPhoto Credit: NECN [Read entire story]

Study Suggests Friends Share Certain Genes

A new study suggests people share more than just common interests with their friends -- they may also share genes. [Read entire story]

Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Marijuana is creating a new challenge for employers when it comes to standard employment drug testing, with some companies opting to forgo testing for drugs. [Read entire story]

Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Marijuana is creating a new challenge for employers when it comes to standard employment drug testing, with some companies opting to forgo testing for drugs. [Read entire story]

Congressman Urges FDA to Overturn Ban on Gay Blood Donors

A Bay Area congressman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

Long Lines at Pot Farmers Market

Long Lines at Pot Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los Angeles. The featured product: medical marijuana. Some people reported waiting up to... [Read entire story]

Most People Fail to Wash Hands When Cooking Chicken: Study

Be careful whose hands you're shaking: 38 percent of people observed by UC Davis researchers while cooking didn't wash their hands after handling raw chicken.Photo Credit: Shutterstock [Read entire story]

LA Pot Dispensary Farmers Market

LA Pot Dispensary Farmers Market

For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible to use medical marijuana will be able to buy the drug directly from growers at a...Photo Credit: Getty [Read entire story]

Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Lots of beachgoers say a day in the sun makes them feel good, but a new study suggests the feeling could be as addicting as heroin or morphine. [Read entire story]

Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

A man in his 60s in Contra Costa County was diagnosed with West Nile virus, the first human case in the Bay Area this year. [Read entire story]

Whooping Cough Epidemic in Calif.

Whooping Cough Epidemic in Calif.

The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the California Department of Public Health reported. Whooping cough, known to doctors as pertussis, has experienced...Photo [Read entire story]

Molly’s Journey Through the Eyes of Her Husband

Molly's Journey Through the Eyes of Her Husband

Arash Golbon, the husband of lung cancer patient Molly Golbon, shares his perspective of supporting his wife through her success and struggles. [Read entire story]

The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One glass of red wine could actually improve your memory.Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS [Read entire story]

Service Dogs Not Trained to Help Kids with Autism: Complaint

A pair of Bay Area families claim a nonprofit organization provided service dogs that were not properly trained to help keep children with autism safe.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]