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San Quentin Prison inmates waiting in line for a drink after the prison shuts off the water due to a inmate coming down with Legionnaires Disease. (CBS SF)

San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires Disease

Prison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday

08/28/2015

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California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

San Diego man pleads no contest to willfully spreading HIV. (CBS 8)

San Diego Man Gets 6 Months Jail For Spreading HIV

A San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.

05/05/2015

Gambusia affinis, more commonly known as mosquito fish, are seen swimming after being released in a neglected pool infested with mosquitos at a foreclosed home on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Blamed For State’s Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus Cases

There were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.

04/09/2015

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Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers’ Notebook

Every once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley’s report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.

03/30/2015

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Patrons At 2 Berkeley Public Library Branches Potentially Exposed To Measles

A person with a possible case of measles was at two Berkeley library branches last week and could have exposed library patrons to the highly contagious disease.

03/07/2015

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.

03/04/2015

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.  (
Remko De Waal/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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