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Bill Would Boost California Smoking Age From 18 to 21
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Bill Would Boost California Smoking Age From 18 to 21

A Southern California lawmaker wants to increase the legal smoking age in the state from 18 to 21 in an effort to make it harder for teens to get their hands on cigarettes. Read »

3 hours ago
Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

A patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento is suspected of having Ebola. Watch »

2 hours ago
Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
California Declares E-Cigs Are a Health Threat

California Declares E-Cigs Are a Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
The Next Superfood? Bone Broth Sees Surge in Popularity

The Next Superfood? Bone Broth Sees Surge in Popularity

Although it's been around for years, broth is seeing a surge in popularity. Watch »

Jan 27, 2015
First Flu-Related Death Reported in Santa Clara Co.

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Santa Clara Co.

The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emer... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Santa Clara County health officials say a person infected with measles might have exposed hundreds of people as... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations and kept several people shut... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County

The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

More than 30 babies in Alameda County have been placed in home isolation after possible exposure to measles. Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

The number of measles cases in California has grown to 63 since the end of December, and the disease has now shown... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigare... Read »

Jan 22, 2015

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