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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo Keira Sumimoto plays with her daughter, in Irvine, Calif. Sumimoto, who used marijuana briefly for medical reasons while pregnant and breastfeeding, says her daughter is healthy and advanced for her age. More than three years after California voters approved broad legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if the potent high-inducing chemical THC found in pot should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings to consumers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)
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December 11, 2019 - 5:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug's high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation's largest pot market. The decision by the little-...
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In this Jan. 27, 2016 photo, 39.6-grams of black tar heroin, with a street value of about $12,000, is among many other heroin-related items in Post Falls Police Department's evidence room in Post Falls, Idaho. In California, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said, seven people have died in the last two months from the bacterial infection myonecrosis, which is associated with black tar heroin use. (Shawn Gust/Coeur D'Alene Press via AP, File)
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. Nine people who injected black tar heroin between...
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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid are seen on display at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such a
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December 05, 2019 - 11:22 am
Researchers in San Francisco have found a patient with a rare lung disease, normally spotted in people exposed to metal dust. However, they believe the condition was caused by e-cigarettes.
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Keith Menconi
December 05, 2019 - 10:41 am
Stanford Hospital is adding a new service that's especially designed to make it easier for sexual assault victims to quickly get the care they need.
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Sandy Preto beat breast cancer and started Notes4Hope to help others with the disease.
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Carrie Hodousek
December 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm
An East Bay breast cancer survivor is working to raise awareness about the disease through Notes4Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing power of music.
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: A passenger takes a nap as other passengers wait in line for Lufthansa flights on October 20, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Kim Wonderley
November 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
Traveling for the holidays could spell a disruption to sleep patterns, whether you're heading into different time zones or catching a red-eye. Loss of sleep can drain your energy and spill into your hard-earned time off. Kim Wonderley has a few suggestions in this holiday edition of the Road Report...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to a question in the spin room after a Democratic presidential primary debate, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 9:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH’-mah-lah) Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling. The senator from California plans to roll out a mental health...
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November 22, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo a woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York. California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul. The company faces multiple state and federal investigations into whether its early marketing efforts helped spark the current vaping craze among underage users. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
AP News
November 18, 2019 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul, the multibillion-dollar...
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osters in support of Ordinance 301, which would decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, sit at an election night watch party on May 7, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.
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Keith Menconi
November 14, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The Santa Cruz City Council is considering a measure that would place possession and cultivation of “magic mushrooms” at the lowest priority level for police. Residents spoke for and against tolerating the psychedelic drugs at a city meeting Tuesday. Some called for decriminalization, saying that...
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