Berkeley ‘Soda Tax’ Leading To Reduced Sugary Drink Consumption, Study FindsPeople in Berkeley cutting down on sugary drinks since the so-called “soda tax” went into effect, according to a new study.
Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into 400 Percent Price Hike Of Life-Saving EpiPenThe cost of life saving EpiPens has soared 400% since its maker Mylan acquired the product in 2007, and now Congress wants to know why.
Dissolving Batteries To Power Swallowable Medical Devices Of The FutureSomeday soon, you may be able to swallow a non-toxic, battery-powered device for diagnosing and treating diseases.
Stanford Bans Hard Liquor At Undergraduate Campus PartiesStanford University is banning hard liquor at undergraduate parties on campus, in the wake of the Brock Turner sexual assault case.
Sex Pioneer, 'Good Vibrations' Founder Joani Blank DiesFriends say the founder of Good Vibrations died earlier this month, at the age of 79 in Oakland, as she lived, facing a terminal illness head-on, and talking about it without shame.
Face Masks Popular For Air Pollution Protection May Not Be EffectiveSome of the face masks that people all over the world, particularly in Asia, wear to protect themselves from air pollution may not be so effective.
Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination LawScores of California students will be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year.
Central Valley Nut Company Steam Pasteurizing Its ProductsA Central Valley nut company is steam-pasteurizing its products to make them safer to eat.
Local Radio Brings Awareness To Veteran Suicides With #22PushUp ChallengeVIDEO: 99.7NOW’s morning show, Fernando And Greg leads-up the challenge that shines a light on issues plaguing many veterans...
California Lawmakers Approve Eliminating Sales Tax On DiapersCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to eliminate the sales tax on children's diapers through 2022.
415 Poison Oak Cases Among Firefighters Battling Soberanes Fire Near Big SurAs if battling the Soberanes fire wasn’t enough for firefighters in Big Sur, they're now facing another challenge from poison oak in the area.
Firefighters' Rates Of PTSD Similar To Combat VeteransFirefighters’ rates of PTSD are not unlike those of combat veterans, according to new research.

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