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Hundreds Of Berkeley Diners Possibly Exposed To Measles

A person infected with measles who ate at a Berkeley restaurant may have exposed hundreds of fellow diners to the virus.

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Adult female (left) and male (right) deer ticks, which can carry Lyme Disease. (AP)

Common Birds May Be Spreading Lyme Disease In California More Than Known, Study Shows

In study released Wednesday, UC Berkeley researchers say that the role of birds in the spread of Lyme disease within California is more important than previously known.

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Boy Or Girl? UC Berkeley Researcher Finds Pregnant Lemurs Smell Differently Depending On Baby’s Sex

A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University found pregnant lemurs emit different scents depending if they are pregnant with a male or female.

His family says 6-year-old Rhett Krawitt's immune system can't handle a measles vaccine so he needs his schoolmates at Reed Elementary in Tiburon to be immunized. (CBS)

Marin Dad, 21,000 Petition Signatures Head To Sacramento To Demand Mandatory Measles Vaccines

A Marin is among parents due to deliver more than 21,000 signatures demanding the mandatory measles vaccines in California public schools.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry with Bo and Sunny, President Obama and his family's dogs. (Nothing But Nets)

Warriors Star Stephen Curry Speaks At White House In Support Of President Obama’s Malaria Initiative

Curry was there in support of the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets campaign, which aims to save lives by preventing malaria

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Idaho Lawmaker Asks If Swallowing Small Camera Could Allow Remote Gynecological Exams

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

Manager Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals takes a pinch of chewing tobacco as he watches from the dugout in the eighth inning of his team's 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins in game 2 of their day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Full Tobacco Ban Proposed At All MLB Ballparks In California

Tobacco is already banned a minor league events, and is strongly discouraged in MLB, but Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, wants to make the ban formal at the highest level of the game in California.

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San Francisco May Ban Tobacco At All Baseball Venues

As professional baseball players begin Spring Training, a San Francisco supervisor is expected to propose legislation banning tobacco use in all city venues where baseball is played.

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Strong Demand Leads To Liquid Tamiflu Shortage

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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