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New Bay Area Alcoholism Treatment Uses Implant To Curb Cravings, ‘Growing Pains’ Star Talks About Addiction

A new treatment for alcoholism is now in the Bay Area. While it’s not a cure, it may help more individuals achieve sobriety. Among those who claim it works is an actor whose battle with the bottle began in childhood.

04/30/2014

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google-Backed Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.

12/04/2013

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ConsumerWatch Call-In: Your Affordable Health Care Questions Answered

With a deadline approaching for Californians to apply for health insurance in order to be covered beginning January 1st, KPIX 5 is helping you get the answers you need on health care.

12/04/2013

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

11/25/2013

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Bay Area Company’s $99 DNA Test Sparks Healthcare Revolution

For $99, and a little bit of spit, a Bay Area company is providing a health care revolution. The revolution comes in the form of a test that arrives at your home in a little box.

11/23/2013

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HealthWatch: Is Gluten Sensitivity A Real Condition?

With gluten-free diets all the rage, a newly-recognized condition is helping fuel the movement to getting rid of grains from one’s diet, although not every health expert is on board.

11/19/2013

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Dairy Industry Pushing To Expand Definition Of ‘Milk’

Good old-fashioned milk – packed with protein, calcium and micronutrients – has landed in the middle of a food fight with sugary sodas, sports drinks, even bottled water.

11/11/2013

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Chicken Processed In China May Begin Showing Up In U.S.

As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, thanks to a recent change in regulations.

11/01/2013

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HealthWatch: SF Salon Helps Women Suffering From Hair Loss

40% of women suffer some form of hair loss. It can be devastating. But we found one place where women with hair loss go for help and comfort.

07/16/2013

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Health & ConsumerWatch: Jolie’s Mastectomy Highlights ‘Cancer Gene’

Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction with implants because she carries a gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing breast cancer.

05/14/2013

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