Health

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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Pinole Police Officer Jennifer Witschi with Milo, a therapy dog that the department has acquired.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 07, 2019 - 5:55 am
There's a furry new member of the Pinole Police Department. A therapy dog named Milo has been hired to comfort victims of violent crime.
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Measles vaccine and syringe
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KCBS Radio Morning News
April 26, 2019 - 7:34 am
As the nation deals with its biggest measles outbreak since the disease was desclared "eliminated" in 2000, data from the California Department of Public Health show thousands of schoolchildren entered kindergarten without proof of receiving the MMR (measles, mups, rubella) vaccine).
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aniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on June 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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Tim Ryan
April 25, 2019 - 11:52 am
The number of reported measles cases rose sharply over the past week in California, according to new figures from the state Department of Public Health.
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They plan to pack the first legislative hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 on a bill that proponents say would stem bogus exemptions granted in many cases by doctors who are paid to excuse students from vaccinations. Supporters say pockets of unvaccinated students help to spread measles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 24, 2019 - 3:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They packed the first...
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SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 20: A cloud of smoke rests over the heads of a group of people during a 420 Day celebration on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park April 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. April 20th has become a de facto holiday for marijuana advo
4/20 Celebration at olden Gate Park's Hippie Hill (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Holly Quan
April 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
San Francisco police and emergency workers have new warnings for the thousands of people expected to partake in the annual 4/20 marijuana celebration on Saturday in Golden Gate Park. Partygoers are urged against buying illicit drugs. Some drugs were laced with more potent substances and sent nearly...
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