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San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

(CNN)An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened 421 people and killed 16 in San Diego County between November and September, officials say. Additionally, 292 of the 421 have been hospitalized as a result of the viral infection, which causes inflammation of the liver. "This is an outbreak of unprecedented

Woman uses coupon clipping to help hurricane victims

(CNN)A Texas woman is putting her extreme couponing skills to work for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Gager's garage is now doubling as a storage area for mass quantities of paper towels, laundry detergent and other personal supplies that she eventually loads up in vehicles to deliver to families in

Is light drinking while pregnant OK?

(CNN)Experts agree that binge or heavy drinking while pregnant is alarmingly dangerous for a fetus, and advise against it -- but what about light drinking during pregnancy?In the United States, doctors have long warned that drinking any alcohol while pregnant can come with serious medical risks, such as the

Should you wash your pyjamas every day?

Some do, according to a thread on parenting website Mumsnet, but plenty dont. So, are you a minging health hazard if you only change them once a fortnight?When did you last wash your pyjamas? A mob of Mumsnetters has worked itself into a lather about whether ones PJs should be

Officer involved in Utah nurse arrest fired from paramedic job

(CNN)A Salt Lake City, Utah, detective who arrested a nurse after she refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired from his job as a part-time paramedic.Gold Cross Ambulance said Tuesday that Payne's termination was effective immediately. Wubbels said she managed to get the

Siri saves sick girl from Harvey floodwaters

(CNN)Stranded outside in the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey, feverish and in great pain, 14-year-old Tyler Frank tried desperately to think of ways to get herself and her family to safety. "I was like -- Siri's smart enough! Let me ask her!" Tyler said. One of the rescuers descended

What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

(CNN)With the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child also came the confirmation that Kate is once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, as she did in her two previous pregnancies.Each month during a woman's menstrual cycle, the estrogen circulating through her body rises,

New class of drugs targets aging to help keep you healthy

(CNN)Researchers have turned the spotlight on a new class of drugs that they say could "transform" the field of medicine -- and the drugs work by targeting aging."This is one of the most exciting fields in all of medicine or science at the moment," said Dr. James Kirkland, director

The average American dad is getting older, study finds

(CNN)Today's American dad is slightly older -- roughly 3 years -- than his counterpart from four decades ago, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. The average age of a father of a newborn in the United States increased from 27.4 years old to 30.9