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A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

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Passengers at the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco after a bomb scare at West Oakland shut down service on August 5, 2014. (Carlos Castaneda / CBS)

BART Riders Warned Of Possible New Measles Exposure From Infected Passenger

BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident commuted last week from the Peninsula to San Francisco.

02/26/2015

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Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To Pass

Last Thursday, a state law was introduced that would eliminate the “personal belief” exception to California’s vaccination law. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on the proposed law.

02/23/2015

A doctor wearing protective gear stands in a space dedicated to the treatment of patients infected with Ebola during a demonstration in the infection control department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the Netherlands, on October 31, 2014.  (
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The 3 Types Of Superbug Bacteria Most Likely To Infect You

The outbreak of a “superbug” bacteria, killing two patients and sickening seven more is just a symptom of an increasingly alarming trend of bacteria evolving to survive the most stringent disinfectants and antiobiotic regimes.

02/19/2015

Measles Vaccine Bottle

BART Measles Scare Raises More Vaccination Concerns And Questions About Who’s Most Susceptible

This week’s warning sent out to BART riders that they may have been exposed to measles is raising more questions about vaccinations and who is most susceptible to the highly-contagious disease.

02/12/2015

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Berkeley Family Raises Nearly $200,000 To Save Young Daughter With Rare Neurological Condition

A Berkeley couple has raised nearly $200,000 through social media to help their 6-year-old daughter who suffers from an extremely rare medical condition.

02/12/2015

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Could I Get The Measles As A Vaccinated Adult?

The measles vaccine you received as a child might not be enough to protect you from the disease as an adult, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

02/11/2015

Pulmonary Tuberculosis, X-Ray, Spreading Through The Two Lungs Of A Child, Thoracic X-Ray. (BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)

Sacramento High School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis; Parents Warned About Possible Exposure

Sacramento county’s division of public health says the student has been isolated at home and is under care.

02/02/2015

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84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private Schools

The Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.

01/30/2015

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26 Measles Cases Tied To Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Parks

The new cases of measles confirmed Monday bring the total to 26 people in 4 states, with 22 patients from California.

01/13/2015

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