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Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy Requirement

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

marijuana, pot, cannabis, medical

Strangest Expense Report Ever: TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For Story

It’s not everyday that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

11/17/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

A U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

11/14/2014

Image of some of the recalled wipes. (FDA)

Nationwide Recall Of Baby Wipes Issued Over Bacteria Concerns

A Pennsylvania firm has issued an nationwide recall of baby and feminine wipes of various brands because some packages may contain bacteria.

10/27/2014

DigniCap

UCSF Cancer Patients Testing Scalp-Cooling Cap That Can Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Cancer patients in San Francisco are testing out a device that can allow them to avoid the tell-tale sign of their condition – hair loss.

10/09/2014

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San Leandro Food Company Recalls 410 Pounds Of Beef Used In Piroshki’s

A San Leandro food company is recalling about 410 pounds of beef products because their meat filling did not meet critical cooking standards.

10/07/2014

Whole Foods Market

Peanut, Almond Butters Sold At Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s shoppers may want to check their cupboards after peanut and almond butter sold at the stores were recalled over possible salmonella contamination.

08/19/2014

A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be… Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables

In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, “fracked” oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists’ arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.

07/24/2014

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