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Troubling Obsession With ‘Thigh Gap’ Growing Among Women

You can it see it when models walk down the runway – A visible gap between their thighs, or a thigh gap. Teens and women are becoming dangerously infatuated with acquiring the thin legs and wide thigh gaps.

05/02/2013

Yakameat, also known as Yak-a-mein or “Old Sober,” is a soup popular in New Orleans. It is also considered a cure for hangovers. (CBS)

HealthWatch: UC Davis Scientist Claims Soup Can Cure Hangovers

There are plenty of supposed hangover cures, from hair of the dog to greasy cheeseburgers. But new research finds a certain bowl of soup popular in New Orleans may work.

04/09/2013

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HealthWatch: Saying ‘No’ To Unnecessary Medical Tests

When it comes to good health, sometimes just saying ‘no’ to an unnecessary medical tests may be the best course of action.

04/02/2013

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HealthWatch: Should You Toss Food On The Expiration Date?

Dr. Kim Mulvihill opened the KPIX 5 News refrigerator and proceeded to do what most of us do in the privacy of our own kitchens; she checked the dates of all the food products. She found an egg carton with a date from December 2012, milk that said “sell by” February 15th, and fresh orange Juice that was best if used by last week.

03/05/2013

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Bay Area Residents Having Trouble Tracking Down Flu Shot

Public health officials have said that the best option for finding a flu shot at this point is to go to your doctor’s office because they get their doses from a different suppliers than big box stores, which are running out.

01/15/2013

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HealthWatch: Berries May Reduce Heart Attack Risk In Women

A new study found that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries every week for almost 20 years dramatically reduced their risks for having a heart attack.

01/14/2013

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HealthWatch: ’8 Hour Diet’ The Secret To Weight Loss?

One way to shed those pounds, according to a new diet book, is to keep track of time. It’s called “The Eight Hour Diet.”

01/04/2013

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SF Health Officials Issue Meningitis Advisory To New York Travelers

San Francisco health officials are advising some gay men to consider vaccination against meningitis if they have recently traveled or plan to travel to New York City.

12/07/2012

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Season Off To Earliest Start In 10 Years Say Health Officials

Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.

12/04/2012

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HealthWatch: Study Links Concussions To Permanent Brain Damage

In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.

12/03/2012

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