New Facebook Feature May Help Users Prevent SuicidesFacebook rolled out a new feature designed to help prevent suicides by allowing users to quickly alert someone if a friend appears to be thinking of harming themselves.
Palo Alto School Reports Another High School Student Suicide; 3rd In Last 4 MonthsPalo Alto school officials confirmed on Monday that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his home Saturday morning. He was the third student or recent graduate who has taken his own life in four months.
Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple Deaths In California, Other StatesIllness and death followed a strain of bad caramel apples in several states...
Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.
UCSF Ebola Preparedness Harkens Back To Early Days Of AIDSOfficials at UCSF say its hospitals have prepared should someone at any of its facilities show signs of the Ebola virus, despite the very low risk of anyone contracting the disease locally.
San Francisco Could Be First City In The World To Provide Free HIV Prevention Pill To ResidentsA San Francisco supervisor is asking the city to provide a HIV prevention drug to all residents free of charge.
New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in DrinksThe future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally...
$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.
KCBS In Depth: UC Berkeley Student Draws From Own Experience To Improve Campus Safety, Prevent Sexual Assaults California's public universities will begin a new academic year in a matter of weeks, with a new focus on campus-related sexual assaults; how to prevent them and how to respond to them. One Cal student is closely involved in the UC process for improving this aspect of campus safety.
U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.
Free Crack Pipe Program In San Francisco Hopes To Build On Initial EffortDespite opposition from San Francisco officials, a program to provide free crack pipes to drug users has now distributed some 200 pipes since it began in March.
Jefferson Award Winner Talks People Down From Desperate SituationsLaw enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week's Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.