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A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

A contact lens with embedded circuitry designed to monitor glucose levels of diabetes patients. (Google)

Google Teams Up With Swiss Firm To Develop Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics, Visually Impaired

Google takes a giant step forward in bringing its smart contact lens technology to the masses by partnering with a Swiss pharmaceutical company that plans to use the lens to improve vision and monitor health conditions.

07/15/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This November

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.

07/02/2014

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Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure

It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.

04/17/2014

DJ Frankie Knuckles (credit: Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

Local Dance Music Community Mourn DJ Frankie Knuckles

The Bay Area music community pays tribute to a legendary dance music DJ…

04/01/2014

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Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.

01/16/2014

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Executive Director Of San Francisco Based Non-Profit Offers Sound Advice On Health Care

While technology jobs continued to outpace the rest of the local economy, another leading sector contributing to robust growth is the health care industry.

12/30/2013

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

Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

Tom Hanks (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Tom Hanks Reveals Surprising Health Problem

The Concord-born, 57-year-old Academy Award-winning actor makes unexpected announcement on “The Late Show with David Letterman”…

10/08/2013

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