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- Sacramento Considers Breaking Healthy Snack Pledge Over Profits Four years ago, the city required at least half of all food and drinks to be healthy in vending machines at city buildings, parks and community centers.
- Covered California Expected To Announce 2016 Individual Premium Rates Monday California on Monday will announce 2016 premium rates for individual health plans sold on the state's insurance exchange, an important gauge of affordability amid growing concern that some insurers around the country are seeking double-digit pric...
- Opponents Of Mandatory Vaccination Law Cleared To Begin Gathering Signatures For Ballot Measure California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory vaccination law can begin collecting signatures for their effort.
- Not Berry Good: US Adults Still Skimp On Fruit And Veggies Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables.
- VIDEO: 40-Pound Woman Suffering From Anorexia Stands For The First Time In Months Rachel Farrokh, a woman suffering from a severe case of anorexia made a video asking people to help her get to a hospital in California for treatment.
- Study: Fishy Smells Make People More Skeptical Researchers found that a fishy smell may trigger parts of the brain that control critical thinking.
- Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
- Model Claims She Lost Her Leg From Toxic Shock Syndrome Due To Tampon Kotex is being sued after a model claims she got TSS after using the Kotex Natural Balance Tampon.
- Researcher: Virtual Reality Can Change How Kids Play In The Real World Researchers at Stanford University are testing how children react to Virtual Reality simulations and whether they can separate those experiences from real life.
- Study Of ER Visits Suggests Lack Of Follow-Up Care No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint. But new research suggests it's more common than previously thought -- and people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.
- UPS Employee Accused Of Stealing Veterans' Pain Medication Nathaniel Kirschman, 20, was arrested at his home off of Oxbow Court after Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies and Veterans Affairs investigators say they found several UPS packages addressed to local vets at his home.
- Study: Colors You Remember May Not Be The Colors You Saw Researchers say the brain is unable to store in memory all the shades of colors that our eyes can distinguish.
- Google App Counts Calories From Your Food Photos Google app uses Instagram photos to estimate the calories in food.
- Bills Take Aim At Smoking Age, Where E-Cigarettes Are Sold In Calif. he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.
- Sacramento Gym Prepares Athletes For Pro Sports By Tony Lopez CBS SACRAMENTO— It’s a local gym where future professional athletes are born. The drive is very much alive for Sacramento-area sports stars trying to get the attention of college and professional scouts. Their footwork is...