Bid To Raise California Tobacco Tax Nears November BallotA well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said.
DMV Says No Headwrap In Photo For Roseville Woman Battling CancerIn renewing her license at the DMV, she passed her eye exam, but Maria said they wouldn't take her picture unless she removed her cap.
Trader Joe’s Expands Initial Frozen Food Recall On Listeria ConcernsTrader Joe’s has expanded its recall of frozen food products due to a possible Listeria contamination.
One Mom's Facebook Post Helps Another Mom Spot Son's LeukemiaFritz, 3, was diagnosed with leukemia in October, but if it wasn’t for a total stranger’s post on social media, he may not be where he is today.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
CDC: Teen Pregnancies Plunge, But Racial Disparities PersistBirth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
50-Year Study Finds Spanking Doesn't WorkIt’s an issue that’s long plagued parents, but new research being called the most comprehensive analysis on spanking says it doesn’t work.
Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
Report: Third Of Suicides In US Are Among Middle-Aged WhitesMiddle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
Gov. Brown OKs Law Boosting Family Leave BenefitsCalifornia's Democratic governor is increasing the amount of pay employers must give workers who take time off to care for their family.
Facebook Programs Computers To Describe Photos For The BlindFacebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network.
Federal Health Officials Urging Doctors To Use Database That Tracks High-Risk DrugsThe nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs.