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State Health Advisory Issued For E-Cigarettes; Study Calls For Devices To Be Strictly Regulated

The state’s top health official has issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes, calling them unsafe and urging people to avoid the increasingly popular devices.

01/28/2015

A notice for Costco customers in Gilroy who may have been exposed to the measles. (CBS)

Gilroy Costco Customers May Have Been Exposed To Measles

Customers at a Costco store in Gilroy may have been exposed to measles.

01/25/2015

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KPIX 5 Poll Finds Strong Bay Area Support For Right-To-Die Bill Among All Age Groups, Party Affiliations

As California lawmakers consider a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain life-ending medication, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found strong support of the bill among Bay Area residents.

01/22/2015

Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Measles Cases Grow To 59; Mostly Disney-Related, Some In Bay Area Counties

California public health officials say that if you haven’t gotten your measles shot, you should avoid Disneyland. Cases of the disease statewide has reached 59, but they aren’t all Disney related.

01/21/2015

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

01/21/2015

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California Lawmakers To Introduce Right-To-Die Bill, Family Of Brittany Maynard To Voice Support

Lawmakers in Sacramento will introduce right-to-die legislation on Wednesday, which would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The debate has been reignited by the recent case of a woman who left the Bay Area for Oregon to end her life.

01/21/2015

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Is Pizza As Bad For Kids As Sugary Drinks?

A new study finds kids and teens are getting more calories from pizza than anything else they eat — besides dessert.

01/19/2015

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Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

With flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.

01/19/2015

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Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn’t Cover Bug Making Most People Sick

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Baby Born Inside Car On Shoulder Of Highway 24 In Lafayette ‘Doing Great’

A baby boy born inside a car on the shoulder of state Highway 24 in Lafayette Wednesday is healthy and “doing great,” according to the California Highway Patrol.

01/14/2015

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