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Qsymia, a weight loss pill made by Vivus of Mountain View. (CBS)

HealthWatch: FDA Approves Mountain View Firm’s Weight-Loss Pill

The pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

07/17/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Will Take 3 More Months To Review Mountain View Firm’s Diet Pill

Drugmaker Vivus Inc. said Monday that regulators will take another three months to make a decision on its closely-watched obesity drug Qnexa.

04/09/2012

(CBS)

Autism May Be Linked to Obesity During Pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy might increase chances for having a child with autism, according to new study out of University of California, Davis.

04/09/2012

23-year-old Robert Gibbs of Livermore weighs around 700 pounds and has struggled with his weight for most of his life. (CBS)

Obese Livermore Man’s Plea For Help Goes Viral

A 700-pound Livermore man’s plea for help to lose weight has become a viral sensation on YouTube in less than 24 hours.

03/02/2012

Customers line up at the El Tonayense taco truck on Harrison and 13th St. in San Francisco. (Dan Lu)

San Francisco Supervisors May Relax Food Truck Restrictions Near Schools

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation relaxing restrictions on food trucks near city schools.

02/29/2012

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Santa Clara County Adopts Country’s Toughest Nutrition Standards

Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the strictest nutrition standards in the country.

02/28/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Panel Approves Mountain View Company’s Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

02/22/2012

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HealthWatch: FDA Again Considers Bay Area Firm’s Diet Pill

A diet drug developed by a Bay Area company gets a second chance in front of the FDA.

02/21/2012

Bathroom Scale. (AP)

Study Finds Obese Doctors Less Likely To Diagnose Obesity

A new study finds obese doctors were less likely to diagnose obesity in their patients.

02/05/2012

(CBS)

SJ School Officials Want Kids To Get Active With Walk To School

Schools are in a constant battle to get more students to walk to school in an effort to improve their overall health.

01/31/2012

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