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.

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