Health

School girl holding food tray in school cafeteria (Getty Images)

Marin Public School District Becomes First In U.S. To Serve All Organic, Non-GMO Meals

The Sausalito Marin City School District became the first school district in the nation Thursday to serve only organic and non-GMO meals, according to a nonprofit that helped launch a pilot program in the district in 2013.

08/28/2015

A shop owner sells a pack of cigarettes to a customer in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per Pack

A bill to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

08/27/2015

Deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, on a fingertip (Getty Images)

High Risk Of Tick-Borne Diseases Found In San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area’s trails and open space hold a higher risk of tick-borne disease than previously thought.

08/24/2015

Joggers in the Marin Headlands. (CBS)

Growing Evidence Suggests Endurance Athletes Are Pushing Hearts To The Breaking Point

They may look like the fittest of the fit, but there are increasing signs that some endurance athletes are destroying their hearts by pushing them too hard.

08/20/2015

Visitors hike the Vernal Fall trail on July 21, 2014 in Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite is among California's biggest tourist destinaitons.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2nd Yosemite Tourist Investigated For Possible Case Of Plague

California health officials are investigating another possible case of plague in a tourist from Georgia who fell ill after visiting Yosemite National Park, the second case in less than a month.

08/18/2015

Common head lice (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Treatment-Resistant Lice Found In California, 24 Other States

A new study finds that lice in at least 25 states have developed resistance to an ingredient found in over-the-counter remedies that are widely recommended by doctors and school officials.

08/18/2015

Donuts (credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Tetris Could Help Curb Food, Drug Cravings

A few minutes of playing Tetris could help curb cravings for food and drugs, according to a new study out of England.

08/17/2015

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - AUGUST 28:  A view of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite Nationall Park, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park, the valley floor of the park remains open. The Rim Fire has charred more than 190,000 acres of forest and is currently 30 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Child Who Camped At Yosemite National Park Contracts Plague

A child who was camping with family at Yosemite National Park contracted the plague, the first case reported in the state since 2006.

08/06/2015

Brushing teeth with charcoal. (CBS)

Charcoal May Be Hottest Trend In Beauty Products

Charcoal has been replaced by gas as the darling of the backyard barbecue, but it may have a future as the newest and hottest beauty trend.

08/05/2015

ConocoPhillips refinery

Health Advisory Issued After Flare-Up At Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo

Hazardous materials officials lifted a health alert Sunday afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County, a Contra Costa County hazmat official said.

08/02/2015

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