Health

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of Legislation

On Monday, San Francisco’s Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.

06/01/2015

Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium causes anthrax with malignant lesions that turn into eschars. If the contamination is not treated the illness spreads through the lymphatic system and the septicemia is rapidly deadly. Optical microscope x 2000. (Getty Images)

Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now Analyzing

A vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.

05/28/2015

Crickets ready to be turned into flour. (CBS SF)

Insect Protein Bars On The Rise With Psychology-Based Marketing

Insect protein could be a cutting edge source of nutrition. But if the insect protein movement wants to win hearts and minds, it has to start with taste buds.

05/27/2015

MDMA Crystals (Getty Images)

Feds Approve Ecstasy Therapy Study In Marin County

A team of psychotherapists at a Marin County clinic now have permission to start using ecstasy in therapy trials.

05/26/2015

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California Pregnancy Centers Would Have To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option Under New Bill

Crisis pregnancy centers in California would have to tell visitors that abortion is an option under legislation approved by the state Assembly.

05/26/2015

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Is Taco Bell-Pizza Hut’s Ingredient Re-Branding Creating The Illusion Of Natural Food?

The parent company of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are eliminating artificial flavors and colors from some menu items. However, your Mountain Dew Baja Blast and Dorito Loco taco shells will look just as unnaturally colored as ever.

05/26/2015

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

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