Health

Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed offering government-funded health care benefits to immigrant adults ages 19 to 25 who are living in the country illegally. State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, has proposed a bill to expand that further to include seniors age 65 and older. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 20, 2019 - 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because they did not have the equipment to test for it and Angeles, who...
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Impossible Foods is making fake sausage patties for Little Caesars pizza.
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Matt Bigler
May 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
The Silicon Valley company behind the Impossible Burger is now rolling out a meatless sausage at a national pizza chain.
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Trucks drive along Interstate 80 on February 18, 2014 in Berkeley, California.
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Kim Wonderley
May 20, 2019 - 11:52 am
If you're a daily commuter, you know the stress of negotiating the increasingly congested freeways in the Bay Area. The simple act of getting to work can chip away at your overall health. Kim Wonderley shares some survival skills in this week's Road Report.
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Shopping carts at the Berkeley Bowl.
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Jenna Lane
May 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Recent cases of measles around the Bay Area have renewed conversations about the necessity of vaccines in preventing disease. Berkeley health officials had to alert the public last week that Berkeley Bowl shoppers may have encountered a person infected with measles at the busy supermarket.
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OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 19: Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf looks on during an assembly at Edna Brewer Middle School about the U.S. Constitution on January 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf discussed the U.S. Constitution with middle sc
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Matt Bigler
May 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf continues to push for a safe injection site in Oakland, which would be a first in California.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
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Margie Shafer
May 17, 2019 - 6:37 am
Alameda, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties will be part of a single-purchaser system, launched by Newsom when he took office, that will sit together at the bargaining table to negotiate reduce drug prices from pharmaceutical companies.
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Medical Cannabis / Marijuana
Medical Cannabis / Marijuana Medical Cannabis (Photo credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT/Sipa USA)
Holly Quan
May 15, 2019 - 2:34 pm
In one of the first studies to take advantage of Colorado's 2012 legalization of recreational cannabis, researchers at the University of California San Francisco found good and bad news: legalized pot can reduce chronic pain, but it also increases car crashes and other injuries.
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland,
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Carrie Hodousek
May 13, 2019 - 10:55 pm
Oakland city officials are considering a plan to open a safe injection site where intravenous drug users could get high.
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday, May 13, 2019, delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed they used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape. They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
May 13, 2019 - 7:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August...
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Public Health of Curaçao epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth talks to reporters regarding the quarantined Church of Scientology ship docked in the port of Willemstad, Curacao, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Gerstenbluth said Saturday that some crew members and several passengers are required to stay on the 440-feet Freewinds ship until May 13 because they are still at risk of contracting measles after a female crew member was diagnosed with the disease. The rest of the passengers, about 300, are free to go. (AP Photo/Dick Drayer)
May 11, 2019 - 11:06 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-...
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