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Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer
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Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Watch »

May 22, 2015

"I Need Your Help": Woman Battling Anorexia in Video

Fighting for her life and asking the public for help, a severely emaciated woman from Southern California posts... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said... Read »

May 22, 2015
Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. Watch »

May 21, 2015
SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

San Francisco and San Jose have been ranked as two of the country's most active cities in the American Fitness... Read »

May 20, 2015
Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives... Read »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a... Watch »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness... Watch »

May 20, 2015
7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a... Read »

May 20, 2015
UC Berkeley Turns Sugar-Fed Yeast Into Drugs

UC Berkeley Turns Sugar-Fed Yeast Into Drugs

A team of UC Berkeley researchers figured out how to turn sugar-fed yeast into pharmaceuticals. Read »

May 19, 2015
Supervisor Wants to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales

Supervisor Wants to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales

Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager will propose an ordinance Tuesday that would ban tobacco and e-cigarette... Watch »

May 18, 2015
Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine —... Read »

May 18, 2015
Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators passed a bill Thursday aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates after a measles... Read »

May 14, 2015
SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having... Watch »

May 14, 2015
3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the... Read »

May 13, 2015
Berkeley Approves Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance

Berkeley Approves Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance

The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible... Watch »

May 12, 2015
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Issues Vaccination Warning

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Issues Vaccination Warning

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is warning parents that their children may need to repeat their vaccinations. Watch »

May 12, 2015
NY Nail Salon Investigation Shines Light on CA Salons

NY Nail Salon Investigation Shines Light on CA Salons

The New York Times released an investigative piece on Thursday revealing the deplorable conditions under which New... Read »

May 11, 2015

"Bras for the Cause" Walk a Fundraising Success

Over 400 people decorated bras and took to the streets of Pleasanton in the name of supporting those with breast... Read »

May 11, 2015
Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth... Read »

May 11, 2015

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