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Google Invests In ‘Tremor Spoon’ That Will Allow Parkinson’s Patients To Eat Without Spilling

Google is investing in a spoon that uses hundreds of algorithms to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling.

11/25/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue

Hundreds of U.S. sailors who took part in rescue efforts following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami say they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and are bringing a class-action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company.

11/21/2014

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Male Founders Of San Francisco Biotech Startups Promise To Make Vaginas Smell Like Ripe Peaches

Two men at a San Francisco biotech startup are on a quest to deliver personal empowerment for women in the form of fruity-smelling genitals.

11/20/2014

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

(Covered California)

Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Begins Saturday

Residents who want health insurance through Covered California can start signing up for the service on Saturday, San Mateo County officials said Thursday.

11/14/2014

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Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless Veterans

Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.

11/11/2014

(CBS SF)

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Strike Over Ebola Preparedness; Health Facilities Expected To Stay Open

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses are on a two-day strike in Northern California as contract negotiations continue.

11/11/2014

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Kaiser Nurses Citing Ebola Safety Concerns Begin 2-Day Strike On Tuesday

About 18,000 nurses who work for Northern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, and other facilities, plan to go on a two-day strike Tuesday morning citing Ebola safety concerns and general patient care.

11/10/2014

(CBS)

San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical Illnesses

A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.

11/09/2014

(CBS SF)

Ebola-Fighting Robots From UC Berkeley Could Soon Diagnose Patients

As Ebola continues to ravage parts of West Africa, scientists and engineers at four universities and research centers, including Cal Berkeley, are meeting Friday to brainstorm ways technology can help in the crisis.

11/07/2014

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