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San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City Policy

San 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.

06/12/2015

(credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

Ebola Research

California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information Hotline

State health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.

10/22/2014

(CBS)

State Audit Into Illegal Female Prison Inmate Sterilizations Calls For Investigations Of Doctors, Hospitals

California’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.

06/19/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/23/2014

A family photo of Jahi McMath before her cardiac arrest and massive blood loss, leading to brain death following a tonsillectomy. (Credit McMath Family)

Report: Oakland Hospital Complied With Regulations In Handling Of Jahi McMath Case

A 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.

03/13/2014

cosmetics

New California Website Exposes Cosmetics With Harmful Ingredients

Is your mascara hurting you? California just launched a new online database to help consumers determine if the cosmetics they’re using contain harmful chemicals.

01/11/2014

A San Francisco bomb squad technician at the scene of a suspicious device. (CBS)

San Francisco Dept. Of Public Health Office Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

The discovery of a suspicious package shut down a San Francisco Public Health Department building in the city’s South of Market neighborhood Monday morning.

12/16/2013

(AP)

Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San Francisco

Despite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.

07/03/2013

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

$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.

04/19/2013

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