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- Fast-Food Industry Embracing Snack-Size Culture After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier bites. That includes mini-hot dogs, little chicken sandwiches and shakes that are smaller than a small.
- West Sacramento Playground Equipment Geared Toward Fighting Childhood Obesity For Diego and Johnathan Garcia, the Bryte Park playground doesn’t mean burning calories on your typical swing and slide set. They’re bouncing between crayon-colored training equipment with a full-body workout in mind.
- Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' In Letter To Congress Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
- Study: Failure Can Be Rewarding Study finds learning from mistakes can activate the same brain chemicals as successes.
- Poll: Californians Increasingly Back Medi-Cal For Immigrants Californians increasingly support extending public health care services to immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to new survey results released Wednesday.
- Stockton Inmates Train Puppies To Help People With Disabilities It’s only been two weeks, but Warden Brian Duffy already knows he’s going to expand the program and get more dogs.
- Community Colleges Could Require Sexual Assault Disclosures The California Senate has approved legislation requiring community college applicants to disclose if they've been previously expelled for sexual assault.
- Tourist With Possible Case Of Plague Expected To Recover State health officials say a Georgia tourist who visited California now has a possible case of the plague, but is expected to make a "full recovery."
- Tech Startup's Game Could Help Treat ADHD Cases One called Neuroracer focuses on multitasking. As a player drives a car through a 3-D course, they must respond to the road signs that pop up at the top of the screen. The game scales in difficulty as players get better.
- Mold Found In Stockton Classrooms, But School Is Still In Session Earlier this month and before classes started, teachers found the airborne mold spores in rooms A1 and B1. Neither are in use.
- First Female Sex Pill Comes With Important Alcohol Warning The drug's label will bear a boxed warning — the most serious type — alerting doctors and patients that combining the pill with alcohol can cause dangerously low blood pressure and fainting.
- Health Warning Due To Smoky Air Remains In Effect For Sacramento Region A health warning remains in effect across the Sacramento region due to the smoky skies.
- New Sacramento Center Treats Head Lice With Heat Head lice statistics continue to rise every year, which inspired two dads to start the only facility in Sacramento that removes lice using heated air.
- Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Linked To Hospital Stays A new study finds an increase in marijuana-related hospitalizations in California neighborhoods with at least one pot shop.
- Study: Anti-Smoking Enzyme Eats Nicotine Like Pac-Man A nicotine-chomping bacteria could help millions stop smoking, say researchers at The Scripps Research Institute.