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Plan To Eliminate Insurance Companies, Give Health Care To All Californians Moves ForwardCalifornia lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.
March For ScienceFrom the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and just the general value of scientific pursuits.
Morning-After Pill Now Available At UC Davis Vending MachineIf you look closely, the machine isn't just stocked with condoms, tampons and pregnancy tests. It's selling the morning after pill. The A row up top will dispense the Plan B pill for $30 a box.
Recreational Marijuana Opponents Hit With Campaign Fines In CaliforniaThe Fair Political Practices Commission announced the actions against two campaign committees that unsuccessfully fought Proposition 64. About 57 percent of voters approved legalizing recreational pot in November.
At Least Two Students Diagnosed With Mumps At University Of The PacificThe last time San Joaquin County saw a case was in 2011, but now two students are confirmed to have the mumps, while seven more have symptoms and are being monitored by health officials.
2 UOP Students Confirmed To Have The MumpsHealth officials are investigating an apparent outbreak of the mumps at the University of the Pacific.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
Smartphone Sperm Test Could Check Men's FertilityNew smartphone technology could help millions of men struggling with infertility.
EpiPen Batches Recalled Due To Potential Failure To ActivateFour batches of EpiPens have been recalled because they may fail to activate or require increased force.
SF Library Workers May Get Training To Stop Heroin OverdosesSan Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid users mixing who are homeless.
South Sacramento Girl Spreading Happy Heart MessageSavanna Karmue wants to be a cardiologist when she grows up, and when she learned that one in five children are obese in this country, she felt she had a calling to change that.
Study: Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying To Lose WeightFewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

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