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High Bacteria Levels Prompts Warning For Swimmers At Monterey Area Beach

Swimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach after tests found high levels of bacteria, county health officials said Tuesday.

07/14/2015

Father talking the phone. (Thinkstock)

Your Cellphone May Be Hazardous To Your Child’s Mental Health

It seems we’re never without them these days. Cellphones call us, text us, email and entertain us. Now psychologists say parents and caregivers should put them down because cellphones may be hazardous to our children’s mental health.

07/14/2015

Fog covers San Francisco (Ron Cervi/KCBS)

Military Once Used SF Fog For Simulated Germ-Warfare Attack, Exposing 800,000 To Harmful Bacteria

In what sounds like a conspiracy theory, the fog over San Francisco was used by the U.S. military in the 1950s as a way to maske the spreading of a biological agent in simulated germ-warfare attacks.

07/10/2015

e-cigarette, vape, vape pen, hookah, e-hookah

Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly Committee

Two California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.

07/08/2015

Medical Research

Could An Insulin Pill Prevent Diabetes? New Study Seeks To Answer That Question

More than 400 children and adults are participating in U.S. government-funded international research to find out whether insulin capsules can prevent or delay Type 1 diabetes.

07/04/2015

Protesters

Parents Protest Against Vaccine Law At Golden Gate Bridge; Vow To Overturn It In 2016

Over a hundred parents with their children marched across the Golden Gate Bridge to protest California’s new mandatory vaccine law.

07/03/2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Strict Vaccine Legislation For California Schools

The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.

06/30/2015

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Strike Averted For Thousands Of Santa Clara County Employees With Tentative 4-Year Deal

Santa Clara County officials and union leaders struck a tentative four-year deal, which averts a strike Tuesday morning, according to the Service Employees International Union Local 521.

06/30/2015

Measles Vaccine Bottle

California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Ruling

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

06/25/2015

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