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Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg Plant

More than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical's waterfront processing facility in...

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UCSF Study Declares Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Smokiest’ Actor In Hollywood

Smokefree Movies has made it their mission to get excessive smoking to garner an ‘R’ rating in films. They argue that changing the rating criteria to include tobacco use will help shield younger people from using tobacco.

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Family Of Terminally Ill Woman Who Ended Her Life Unveiling New Video To Support Right-To-Die Law In California

The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California’s proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee vote Wednesday.

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Twin Astronauts Taking Part In Longest Ever NASA Study On Space Travel’s Aging Effects

NASA is set to carry out its longest mission ever in an effort to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

Ruchi Pandya of San Jose meets with President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015. (White House)

San Jose Student Shows Off Potentially Life-Saving Invention At White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama hosted a science fair at the White House on Monday. The president saw 35 projects from student teams from across the country who won various competitions, and one of those students is from the Bay Area.

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Paramedics Revive 9-Year-Old Boy Who Collapsed In Rohnert Park Classroom

The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety resuscitated a 9-year-old student who collapsed at an elementary school Monday morning.

Amy's Kitchen is recalling some products containing spinach over listeria concerns. (Source: FDA)

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Frozen Products Containing Spinach Over Listeria Concerns

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young and old people, and those with weakened immune systems.

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Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law’s Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic Woman

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.

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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.