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Study: Women With Irregular Menstrual Cycles At Greater Risk For Ovarian Cancer

SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) – Women with irregular menstrual periods may be at greater risk of dying from ovarian cancer, says a new study reported on by Live Science. Researchers considered a menstrual cycle as “irregular” if […]

04/09/2014

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

California Makes Final Drive For Health Coverage

Whether it’s a chance for a subsidy or to avoid a tax penalty, Californians are making a last-minute dash to sign up for health coverage.

03/31/2014

Schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students. (Getty Images)

Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

Chula Vista school district among schools working to calculate BMI for students.

03/29/2014

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CDC Warns Antibiotics Linked To Deadly Bacterial Infection For Children

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention are warning that antibiotics are being linked to a severe and deadly bacterial infection in kids.

03/07/2014

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7 Simple Tricks To Beat Jet Lag

No matter how seasoned you are as a traveler, you will get jet lag. Though jet lag can’t be avoided, it can be minimized on your next vacation with these seven tips.

03/07/2014

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My appetite has increased big time!  This is what the table behind the CBS13 anchor desk has looked like every morning this past week. Ron caught me eating during one of the commercial breaks.  I finished that […]

02/28/2014

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Oregon Officials Hope New Law Leads To More Child Vaccinations

Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.

02/23/2014

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Mom Of California Teen Called ‘Brain Dead’ Speaks

Nailah Winkfield says she believes her daughter, Jahi McMath, is “much better physically” since she was removed from Children’s Hospital Oakland last month.

02/19/2014

Bay Area Student May Have Exposed Thousands To Measles On Public Transit

San Francisco Bay Area health officials issued a public warning that a college student with measles could have exposed thousands of others when he attended classes and rode public transit.

02/14/2014

Babies' brain responds to frequent and sustained talking from either parent. (Getty Images)

Talking To Babies Helps Their Brains Develop More Quickly

Talking more often is good, using longer sentences is better.

02/14/2014

File photo of a person eating fast food. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Fast Food Consumers’ BMIs Go Up By .03 Per Meal

A recent study suggests that a person’s body mass index, or BMI, increases by .03 every time he or she consumes a fast food meal.

02/03/2014

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SF Lawmakers Float 2 Cent-Per-Ounce Soda Tax

San Francisco officials again are trying to improve residents’ health and raise money for government coffers by taxing soda and other sweetened drinks, an effort that’s previously failed to gain traction locally and in other U.S. cities.

02/01/2014

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