Health

Raw sliced tuna for sushi (Getty Images)

Salmonella Outbreak In California & 8 Other States Linked To Eating Raw Tuna

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.

05/22/2015

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Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council Vote

Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

05/19/2015

Christy O'Donnell is 43 years old and has terminal cancer. A single mother, a former cop and a practicing attorney, she wants the world to know how the lack of end-of-life options in California is affecting her final days.(Compassion & Choices/YouTube)

Christian California Mother With Terminal Cancer Files Lawsuit To Die Her Way

A terminally ill single mother from Southern California is fighting for the right to have a doctor provide her medication so she can end her life peacefully and painlessly.

05/18/2015

Star Princess docked at San Francisco's Pier 27. (CBS)

Norovirus Outbreak On Cruise To San Francisco; Ship Docked At Pier 27 For Scrubdown

It wasn’t just sea sickness that affected a group of passengers aboard a cruise ship now docked in San Francisco.

05/14/2015

The Federal Communication Commission recommends keeping your phone 5 to 25 millimeters away, depending on the model, to limit radio frequency (RF) exposure to safe levels. (Getty Images)

Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

The city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone “right to know” law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.

05/13/2015

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?

At some point, it’s inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?

05/11/2015

Photo Credit: Judy Meleliat/Aegis Living

A Conversation To Have With Your Mom That Can’t Wait

As my mom blew out the candles on her 90th birthday cake at Aegis Living, she looked up at me and smiled. It was the moment where I finally let my breath out too. We had made it. We had weathered the storm of doubt, guilt, and denial. She was safe in her new assisted living community and I was at peace with our decision.

05/07/2015

Some patients are calling for stronger FDA warning on antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. (CBS

‘Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body': Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong Reactions

Patients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.

05/06/2015

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How Safe Is Your Hospital? Survey Finds More Than A Third Of California Hospitals Earn ‘C’ Grade Or Worse

If you’ve been afraid of needles since you were a child then the idea of surgery is probably downright terrifying. Fortunately for Bay Area residents, many of California’s best scoring hospitals for avoiding preventable medical errors among patients are right here in the Bay Area.

05/05/2015

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

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