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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn’t Boost Pitcher Performance

On average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.

03/11/2014

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Twitter Knows When You Have A Hangover, Feel Sad

Is Friday really the happiest day of the week? Not according to your tweets. Twitter tracked comments from users and charted the frequency of different phrases to try and determine when we heel certain emotions.

03/11/2014

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Much Larger In SF, Oakland Than In San Jose

It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.

02/25/2014

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Ticks Carrying Lyme-Like, Mystery Bacteria Found In Bay Area Parks

A newly-discovered mystery bacteria with unknown health effects is being carried by ticks and found in Bay Area parks, according to a Stanford University study.

02/18/2014

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Cost Of Raising A Child Continues To Rise, Bay Area Cities Among Costliest

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released on Wednesday, food, shelter and other child-rearing necessities will set a middle-class family back nearly a quarter-million dollars – or $301,970 when adjusted for future inflation.

08/14/2013

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Researchers Consider Link Between Shifts In Climate And Human Violence

Study findings by three UC Berkeley researchers, published in the journal Science, suggest there is a connection between even minor changes in temperature or rainfall amounts and increased conflict around the world.

08/02/2013

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Berkeley’s Police Officers Association Makes Push To Arm Cops With Tasers

The Berkeley Police Officers Association is releasing an online citizen’s survey on the use of Tasers and would like the city to explore arming the police force with the devices.

05/29/2013

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds California Road Conditions Deteriorating Faster Than Other States

California’s roadways are going downhill, about as fast as any state in the union, according to a study released Thursday by the Reason Foundation.

02/21/2013

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HealthWatch: Study Finds Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

Dr. Timothy Naimi, at Boston University School of Medicine, says this is the first time in 30 years that researchers have looked closely at alcohol and cancer deaths.

02/15/2013

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