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Ebola Tests Come Back Negative

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- A patient being tested at a Northern California hospital for the Ebola virus receives some good news. The state's Public Health Director, Dr. Ron Chapman, was at the Kaiser hospital in Sacramento to deliver the official word.   Dr. Chapman emphasizes there are still no confirmed Ebola cases in California. He says…

Kids Aren’t Packing Healthy Lunches

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- A study shows the lunches most kids bring to school are not healthy. Registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby at Cleveland Clinic Children's says kids are eating mostly snack foods.   Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found that only a quarter of third and fourth graders are packing lunches that meet health standards set…

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women Avoid Eating Canned Tuna

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women not eat any canned tuna due to the potential for mercury exposure, which can harm a person's brain and nervous system. Consumer Reports disagrees with a guideline put out by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those agencies list canned tuna…

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- August means back to school for many kids, and it's conveniently also National Immunization Awareness Month. Doctor Elaine Schulte with the Cleveland Clinic says there's a few reasons to have your children immunized.   The American Academy of Pediatrics say all vaccines are safe and effective in preventing infectious diseases. Additional Audio: Doctor…

Botox Being Tested Against Stomach Cancer

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study shows that Botox may not only fight wrinkles, but stomach cancer as well. Scientists tested the drug on mice and were able reduce the number of tumors in their stomach. Botox also helped boost survival and the effects of chemotherapy. Researchers used Botox to paralyze nerves that are connected to…