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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

StemCells Inc.

Santa Clara Whistleblower Sues Newark Stem Cell Company That Fired Him

A Santa Clara County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a Newark-based stem cell company fired him for complaining that manufacturing practices put patients’ lives at risk.

07/18/2014

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

San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

07/15/2014

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