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September 17, 2019 - 9:53 am
A San Joaquin Valley resident has died from health complications associated with vaping, officials in Tulare County said Monday. Hours before the death was announced by Tulare's health department, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would spend $20 million to raise awareness among teens about the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, a guest takes a puff of a cannabis vape pen during a marijuana event in downtown Los Angeles. A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit, and potentially dangerous, marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market and possibly sickened dozens of people. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
AP News
September 17, 2019 - 2:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit...
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All News KCBS Radio
September 16, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive action on Monday that aims to reduce vaping among teenagers. There will be a state-sponsored public awareness campaign focused on the dangers of e-cigarettes, Newsom said. The move follows a nationwide spate of serious lung illnesses and some deaths connected...
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AP News
September 13, 2019 - 4:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is hospitalized in a semi-comatose state after using a skin cream from Mexico that was laced with toxic methylmercury. California health officials say the 47-year-old Sacramento woman bought the cosmetic at a Jalisco pharmacy. She was hospitalized with...
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Johnny Lopez
September 12, 2019 - 7:47 am
A midday snooze may just be what the doctored ordered. A new study has found that people that nap once or twice a week could lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, reported the New York Post. People who nap regularly may be less likely to suffer a heart attack https://t.co/lNGblafY6z...
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President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement...
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KCBS Radio In Depth
September 07, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Just ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week, KCBS Radio is joining a national campaign to raise awareness around mental health. For this edition of KCBS In Depth we bring you stories from right here in the Bay Area of neighbors helping neighbors to overcome mental health challenges and thrive...
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Fans wear face masks in the stands during the NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
August 30, 2019 - 11:18 am
Those N95 face masks that have been recommended to protect people from unhealthy air caused by wildfires don't work as claimed, according to health officials.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City. Released on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, echoing research that says there is no single “gay gene.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 11:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five...
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