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San Francisco Cigarette Sales Rise

San Francisco Cigarette Sales Rise

New strategies to tamp down on smoking are being studied in San Francisco, where 12.5 million packs of cigarettes were sold in the last fiscal year. [Read entire story]

Richmond Considers E-Cigarette Ban

Richmond Considers E-Cigarette Ban

The city of Richmond, which already has strong smoking regulations, may add using electronic cigarettes to its list of banned behaviors during a vote scheduled for Tuesday.Photo Credit: AP [Read entire story]

Give the Gift of Blood

NBC Bay Area’s Cheryl Hurd takes a look at why blood bank supplies are low this time of year and shows us why giving blood is important all year round. [Read entire story]

Pasta Sauce Recall Due to Labeling

Pasta Sauce Recall Due to Labeling

The USDA is recalling thousands of pounds of Bolognese sauce products made by a Morgan Hill-based manufacturer due to a problem with labeling. [Read entire story]

Study: Deployment’s Affect on Kids

Study: Deployment's Affect on Kids

A new study suggests teens in military families whose relatives have been deployed to war zones are more likely to report depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts. University of Southern California researchers... [Read entire story]

Group: Good Parents Can Smoke Pot

Group: Good Parents Can Smoke Pot

Parenting and pot can go hand in hand. [Read entire story]

Legionnaires’ Scare at Crime Lab

Legionnaires' Scare at Crime Lab

Workers are the Santa Clara County crime lab are being warned to watch out for symptoms of Legionnaires' disease.Photo Credit: AP [Read entire story]

Bang with Friends buttons up, becomes DOWN

Are you DOWN? Even apps wanna play games with your heart — Bang with Friends has announced it will phase out its current, shameless name and make the switch to “DOWN,” a more “comfortable” [Read entire story]

New Moms Turn to Placenta Pills

New Moms Turn to Placenta Pills

A growing number of alternative-health professionals are creating a new kind of post-natal vitamin using new mothers’ afterbirth, or placenta.Photo Credit: NBC Philadelphia [Read entire story]

Parents Sue SF Children’s Hospital

The parents of a two-year old boy who died at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say a bacteria contracted at the hospital killed him. [Read entire story]

Parents Sue SF Children’s Hospital

The parents of a two-year old boy who died at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say a bacteria contracted at the hospital killed him. [Read entire story]

More Medical Marijuana Mulled in SF

More Medical Marijuana Mulled in SF

San Francisco may change to the laws around medical marijuana dispensaries, which could mean more areas of the city open to pot.Photo Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

UCSF Doc Shakes Booty on YouTube

A YouTube video of a Bay Area doctor on the day she had a bilateral masectomy is starting to go viral. It's not sad. It's not gory. It's literally uplifting, the kind of video to bring a smile to your lips...Photo [Read entire story]

UCSF Doc Shakes Booty on YouTube

A YouTube video of a Bay Area doctor on the day she had a bilateral masectomy is starting to go viral. It's not sad. It's not gory. It's literally uplifting, the kind of video to bring a smile to your lips...Photo [Read entire story]

UC Berkeley Bans E-Cigs, Vaporizers

UC Berkeley Bans E-Cigs, Vaporizers

The blanket smoking ban on tobacco consumption at the University of California now extends to e-cigarettes.Photo Credit: Associated Press [Read entire story]

Candy Tests Positive for Meth

Candy Tests Positive for Meth

A piece of Halloween candy that may have sickened a Southern California toddler tested positive in preliminary tests for methamphetamine, the Moreno Valley Police Department said [Read entire story]

Tech Giants to Fix Obamacare Site

Tech Giants to Fix Obamacare Site

The federal government is turning to Silicon Valley to help fix the Healthcare.gov website debacle. [Read entire story]

Jerky Pet Treat Scare: What to Know

Jerky Pet Treat Scare: What to Know

More than 3,600 pets have gotten sick. Close to 600 have died. Jerky treats appear to be to blame, federal safety regulators have warned — so what do you need to do before you give your pet such a snack as... [Read entire story]

Bay Area Companies Ready to Help Fix Obamacare Website

Bay Area Companies Ready to Help Fix Obamacare Website

The White House said it didn't anticipate the scale of the problems it's seen with the healthcare website. Scott Budman reports.Photo Credit: AP [Read entire story]

Two CoCo County Residents Have West Nile

Two CoCo County Residents Have West Nile

Two Contra Costa County residents recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus, mosquito and vector control officials announced Friday. [Read entire story]