Dangerous, Addictive Opioid 'Pinky' To Be Banned This WeekThis week the federal government places an emergency ban on a powerful, highly-addictive painkiller that has killed dozens and sent countless more to emergency rooms in California and across the United States.
Another 'Green' Car Seat Tests Positive For 'Cancer-Causing' Chemical Flame RetardantAn analysis of a child car seat marketed to the public as not containing a cancer-causing flame retardant has found that the car seat indeed tests positive for the carcinogen.
Study: Only Fraction Of Teens Who Vape Inhale Nicotine; Most Smoke Just FlavoringHealth officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.
Domestic Violence Victims' Brain Damage Similar To NFL PlayersThere were no collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.
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Silicon Valley Workers Hacking Into Brain’s Inner WorkingsPaul Benigeri is on the forefront of a new wave of start-ups in the Silicon Valley. It's called bio-hacking.
University of California Scientists Test Antibiotic Against Zika VirusUniversity of California scientists discover Zika virus blocked from entering cells with an antibiotic called Duramycin.
California Kids Have Higher Levels Of Flame Retardant Chemicals In Bodies Than East CoastersChildren in California have twice the levels of flame retardants chemicals in their bodies as kids on the East Coast, and the likely culprit is the state's standards on flame retardants.
LED Streetlights Could Led To Sleepless NightsWhile LED streetlights may be saving energy, doctors say their blue glow may be leading to sleepless nights.
Terminally Ill Patients Consider Options As California Right-To-Die Law Is EnactedTerminally-ill patients in the Bay Area and across California now have a new option to relieve their suffering as the state has become the fifth in the nation to allow patients to seek medical help to end their lives.
School Nurse Shortage Means Ailing Students Go Without Medical AttentionStudents across the Bay Area and California who need medical attention during school hours will often go without, because more that half of the state's schools don't have a nurse available.

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