Department of Public Health

San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. ResidentAn Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.
California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information HotlineState health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.
State Audit Into Illegal Female Prison Inmate Sterilizations Calls For Investigations Of Doctors, HospitalsCalifornia's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.
Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.
Report: Oakland Hospital Complied With Regulations In Handling Of Jahi McMath CaseA report by the state Department of Public Health has found that Children’s Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in the handling of a teenage girl declared brain-dead after undergoing tonsil surgery.
New California Website Exposes Cosmetics With Harmful IngredientsIs your mascara hurting you? California just launched a new online database to help consumers determine if the cosmetics they're using contain harmful chemicals.
San Francisco Dept. Of Public Health Office Evacuated Over Suspicious PackageThe discovery of a suspicious package shut down a San Francisco Public Health Department building in the city’s South of Market neighborhood Monday morning.
Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San FranciscoDespite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
$455M In Funds For Safe Drinking Water Unspent By State Health Dept.Federal regulators say California’s Department of Public Health failed to spend $455 million meant to improve drinking water infrastructure—at a time when thousands rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.
Sonoma Developmental Center Faces Sanctions Amid Abuse ClaimsThe California Department of Public Health said Wednesday it is taking enforcement action against the Sonoma Developmental Center where there were allegations of physical abuse of 12 patients last year.
Phil Matier: New SF Plan In The Works To Deal With Chronic DrunksKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at a new policy being pushed by city officials to rehabilitate chronic drunks.