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Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock digs into a decades-old debate that marijuana is safer than alcohol. Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Measles, Flu Spike Concerns Health Officials

Measles, Flu Spike Concerns Health Officials

Health officials are saying 2014 is "off to a very bad start" after California reported 35... Read »

Feb 21, 2014
FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs... Read »

Feb 21, 2014
Poll: San Francisco Voters Back Soda Tax

Poll: San Francisco Voters Back Soda Tax

The push from San Francisco city supervisors to put a 2-cent-per-ounce levy on "sugary drinks" has... Read »

Feb 20, 2014
Stanford Study Finds Ticks Abundant in Bay Area

Stanford Study Finds Ticks Abundant in Bay Area

Some people think you have to be in the woods to encounter ticks, but a new Stanford study shows a simple walk... Watch »

Feb 18, 2014
U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

The Olympics are all about the athletes, but there is an immense support staff as well, including hundreds... Read »

Feb 19, 2014
Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

A Washington state company is recalling more than 100 tons of dried egg products over concerns about... Read »

Feb 16, 2014
Measles Warning After Infected Cal Student Rides BART

Measles Warning After Infected Cal Student Rides BART

Bay Area Health officials are notifying the public about a possible measles exposure after a UC Berkeley... Watch »

Feb 14, 2014
Chick-Fil-A to Serve Chicken Without Antibiotics

Chick-Fil-A to Serve Chicken Without Antibiotics

Chick-fil-A said Tuesday it plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five Read »

Feb 12, 2014
Cal Study: Marriage Improves With Age

Cal Study: Marriage Improves With Age

A long-term, 25-year study of marriage led by a UC Berkeley professor reveals that couples with... Read »

Feb 13, 2014
Controversial Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

Controversial Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

A new Canadian study that suggests mammograms don't lower the risk of dying of breast cancer even as they find many... Read »

Feb 12, 2014
Doctors' Group Issues 1st Guidelines to Prevent Strokes in Women

Doctors' Group Issues 1st Guidelines to Prevent Strokes in Women

The American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women, whose risks... Read »

Feb 6, 2014
FDA Issues New Rules on Baby Formula Safety

FDA Issues New Rules on Baby Formula Safety

New federal rules announced Thursday will crack down on the safety of infant formula in the United States and ensure... Read »

Feb 6, 2014
Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Could vitamin C help fight tumor cells? That's what a new study suggests, renewing a long-controversial theory. Read »

Feb 5, 2014
Obamacare Could Lead to 2.5 Million Jobs Lost: Report

Obamacare Could Lead to 2.5 Million Jobs Lost: Report

The Affordable Care Act could lead to the eventual loss of 2.5 million full-time jobs, a new report out Tuesday from... Read »

Feb 4, 2014
UCSF Studies Whether Cannabinoid Helps Epilepsy

UCSF Studies Whether Cannabinoid Helps Epilepsy

Researchers at the University of California San Franciso's Benioff Children's Hospital will be the first in... Read »

Feb 5, 2014
Too Much Sugar Could Cause Deadly Heart Problems

Too Much Sugar Could Cause Deadly Heart Problems

Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest U.S. study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when... Read »

Feb 3, 2014
Study: Seeing Ultrasound Rarely Changes Abortion Plans

Study: Seeing Ultrasound Rarely Changes Abortion Plans

Seeing an ultrasound image of the fetus rarely changes women's decision to seek an abortion, a large new U.S. Read »

Jan 31, 2014
Doctor Walks Miles in Snowstorm to Perform Brain Surgery

Doctor Walks Miles in Snowstorm to Perform Brain Surgery

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at Brookwood Medical Center Tuesday morning when he was needed for emergency brain... Read »

Jan 31, 2014
Gilroy Hospital Placed on Market

Gilroy Hospital Placed on Market

Gilroy's Saint Louise Regional and two other Bay Area facilities in the Daughters of Charity hospital system are up... Watch »

Jan 31, 2014
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