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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
Tags: Apple, Health, Babies, Pregnancy, Cnn, United States, Fda, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Healthwatch, ACC, American Chemistry Council, Cvs, Federal Register, University Of North Carolina, Boston Children s Hospital


California COVID Deaths Top 30,000 After Deadliest Weekend On Record

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — California has hit another grim coronavirus milestone. Data from John Hopkins University on Monday showed the nation’s most populous state has recorded more than 30,000 deaths since the pandemic started nearly a year ago. Deaths have exploded since a COVID-19 surge began in October. It took California six months to record its first 10,000 deaths. But in barely a month, the total rose from 20,000 to 30,000. Over the weekend, state officials reported a two-day record of 1,1...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Cbs, San Jose, Associated Press, Healthwatch, Southern California, John Hopkins University, CBS Broadcasting Inc, CBS13 AP, Tuolumne County


Yolo County Receives Pfizer COVID Vaccine

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) – The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine continues to be delivered to Northern California medical facilities. On Thursday, 975 doses of the vaccine were delivered to a facility in Yolo County. Kaiser Permanente announced it would start vaccinating health care workers starting Thursday. In Solano County, officials say they will receive 7,900 doses of the vaccine within the week — 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 4,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The county plans to provide its ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Pfizer, Solano County, Yolo County, Healthwatch, Northern California, Moderna, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, Yolo County Kaiser Permanente


ER Nurse First To Be Given COVID Vaccine In Sacramento

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Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Kaiser, Pfizer, UC Davis, Healthwatch, Gavin Newsom, David Begnaud, UC Davis Health, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Coronavirus Battle


Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive At UC Davis Medical Center

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Tags: Health, News, California, Cbs News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Kaiser, Pfizer, UC Davis, Healthwatch, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento California, UC Davis Medical Center, David Begnaud, UC Davis Health


Pfizer COVID Vaccines Arrive At UC Davis Medical Center

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Tags: Health, News, California, Cbs News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Kaiser, Pfizer, UC Davis, Healthwatch, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento California, UC Davis Medical Center, David Begnaud, UC Davis Health


Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines For Sacramento Area Arrive In Northern California Overnight

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Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Kaiser, Cbs, Pfizer, UC Davis, Oakland, Healthwatch, Memphis, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Medical Center


Amazon: Nearly 20,000 Employees Have Caught COVID-19

(CBS13/CNN) — Nearly 20,000 “frontline employees” at Amazon and sister company Whole Foods have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus, the company says. CBS13 previously reported about positive cases at local Amazon facilities, including one in Tracy where an employee died of Covid-19. But the company is now shedding light for the first time on how its workforce has been impacted by the disease. Amazon had repeatedly resisted sharing comprehensive data with the public and...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, US, Cnn, Tracy, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Healthwatch, John Mackey, Bezos, Johns Hopkins University, Consumer, Dave Clark Amazon, Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Cable News Network Inc


Pandemic Prompting US Parents To Delay Putting Kids In Preschool, Kindergarten

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child’s first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn’t have enough time to give him the help he needs. So she decided to wait a year before sending him to school. “I was stressed about everything and then thought ‘Why does he need to start kindergarten?’ And it was like a wei...
Tags: Health, Washington, Brown University, US, Los Angeles, Reagan, Kansas City, Healthwatch, Notre Dame, Schwartz, Rutgers University, Nashville Tennessee, Fisher, University of Oregon, University of California Los Angeles, Markowitz


Study Links Using Marijuana During Pregnancy To Psychotic-like Behaviors In Children

(CNN) — If you’re one of the growing numbers of women who use weed while pregnant, think twice: A new study found it may increase psychotic-like behaviors in children. The study, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, analyzed data on 11,489 children who were followed as part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which says it’s the “largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.” The children’s cognitive and behavior patterns were eval...
Tags: Health, Marijuana, Pregnancy, US, Cnn, Canada, United States, Healthwatch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JAMA Psychiatry, Jerome Adams, ABCD, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


New Blood Test For Alzheimer’s A Huge Breakthrough For Millions Of Patients, Families

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) – In what is being hailed as a huge breakthrough for millions of suffering patients and their loved ones, a newly developed blood test for Alzheimer’s disease is now within reach. “This is one of the major breakthroughs certainly of the decade,” says University of San Francisco neurologist and radiologist Dr. Michael Weiner, an expert in Alzheimer’s disease. (CBS) The test uses a method to detect and measure certain proteins associated with the degenerative brain disorde...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Alzheimer's Disease, Cbs, Healthwatch, Weiner, University of San Francisco, Michael Weiner, Kacy Counte, Cece Sellgren


Study: Get Better Sleep By Cuddling Up With Your Partner

(CNN) — Want to get a better night’s sleep? Get ready to spoon and snuggle with your spouse, partner or loved one all night long — a new study has found couples who sleep together in the same bed improve their dream stage of rest, known as rapid eye movement sleep. The state of REM is one of the most important stages of sleep, needed by the body to consolidate memories, regulate emotions and solve problems, one of the reasons that you dream. Couples had less fragmented and longer undisturbed REM...
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FDA Revokes Authorization Of Drug Hydroxychloroquine For Treatment Of Coronavirus

(CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration has revoked its emergency use authorization for the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19. Hydroxychloroquine was frequently touted by President Donald Trump, and he has claimed to have used it himself. After reviewing the current research available on the drugs, the FDA determined that the drugs do not meet “the statutory criteria” for emergency use authorization as they are unlikely to be effective in treating Covid-19 b...
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State Bill To Prohibit Sales Of Flavored Tobacco Products Advances

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The state bill to prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products cleared its first major hurdle today. The Senate Health Committee voted 8-1 in favor of the SB 793, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further review, according to a statement from the Office of State Senator Jerry Hill. “We also need to be cognizant of the long-term consequences of a new generation hooked on nicotine,” said Hill, who introduced the bill. “Thirteen-hundred people die every day d...
Tags: News, Tobacco, California, California News, Sacramento, Senate Appropriations Committee, Healthwatch, Hill, Jerry Hill, Eleni Kounalakis, Office of State, Senate Health Committee, SB 793, Senator Jerry Hill


Coronavirus Found In Men’s Semen, Researchers Say

(CNN) — The coronavirus can persist in men’s semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday. A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male patients treated there at the height of the pandemic in China, in January and February. About 16% of them had evidence of the coronavirus in their semen, the team reported in the journal JAMA Network Open. About a quarter of them were in the a...
Tags: Health, China, Men's Health, Beijing, Healthwatch, Zika, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science, Shangqiu Municipal Hospital, JAMA Network Open About, Diangeng Li, Chinese People s Liberation Army General Hospital


Coronavirus Causes Sudden Strokes In Young Adults, Doctors Say

(CNN) — The coronavirus appears to be causing sudden strokes in adults in their 30s and 40s who are not otherwise terribly ill, doctors reported Wednesday. They said patients may be unwilling to call 911 because they have heard hospitals are overwhelmed by coronavirus cases. There’s growing evidence that COVID-19 infection can cause the blood to clot in unusual ways, and stroke would be an expected consequence of that. Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, an...
Tags: Health, New York, Cnn, Healthwatch, New England, Oxley, Mount Sinai Health System, Thomas Oxley, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science


Company Offers Free Insulin To Diabetes Patients Who Lost Health Insurance Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

(CNN) — One insulin maker is trying to alleviate the financial strain that people are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk announced on Tuesday that it will offer insulin free of charge for 90 days to diabetes patients who lost health insurance coverage because they lost their jobs. “Patients have enough issues to worry about at this moment,” Doug Langa, executive vice president of North America operations and president of Novo Nordisk, said in a stat...
Tags: Health, US, Cnn, United States, Capitol Hill, New Mexico, North America, Novo Nordisk, Insulin, Healthwatch, Sanofi, Eli Lilly, Colorado Illinois, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus


California Among The US States Least Affected By The Opioid Epidemic

Opioids have taken the lives of thousands of Americans. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services declared the epidemic a public health emergency. A report issued Tuesday shows how California is being affected by the crisis. Despite the increase in opioid-related death rates nationwide, not all states have felt the impact equally. When comparing the age-adjusted opioid overdose death rate in each state, states in the West have done better than states in the East, especially the Rus...
Tags: Health, News, California, US, California News, West, Idaho, Kansas, Humboldt County, Healthwatch, East, U S Department of Health Human Services, Opioids


Daily Meditation Could Slow Aging In Your Brain, Study Says

(CNN) — Taking up meditation while sheltering-in-place may not only help you cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, it may even keep your brain from aging. A recently published 18-year analysis of the mind of a Buddhist monk by the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found daily, intensive meditation slowed the monk’s brain aging by as much as eight years when compared to a control group. The project started in the 1990s with neuroscientist Richard Davidson...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Healthwatch, Buddhist, Davidson, Richard Davidson, Rinpoche, Center for Healthy Minds, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Coronavirus, Dalai Lama Davidson, Nagesh Adluru


Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Marijuana Home Delivery To Surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. Marijuana users in the nation’s largest legal pot shop, California, and elsewhere are on a buying binge, as they stock up for potential quarantines or simply light up in search of relief during anxious times and government lockdowns. ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Colorado, California, Washington, Marijuana, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Cannabis, Pot, Associated Press, Oakland, Seattle, Healthwatch


Coronavirus Protection: Oregon Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer With In-house Alcohol, Giving It Out For Free

(CNN) — Hand sanitizer is a hot commodity right now. We all know the advice: Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. When you can’t, use hand sanitizer. But actually finding hand sanitizer anywhere is another story. Bottles of Purell and other sanitizers are few and far between on store shelves, and if you do manage to come across a solution with at least 60% alcohol, chances are it has a hefty price tag. Enter liquor distilleries. ALSO: Best Preventi...
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Coronavirus In California: Dental Offices Urged To Close For 14 Days To Delay Spread Of Disease

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Kids dreading an upcoming trip to the dentist’s chair can breathe a sigh of relief after dental offices up and down the state have closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement issued Monday, the California Dental Association (CDA) requested that all California dentists voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental care for the next two weeks days. The CDA says as health care professionals, dentists have a role to play in “flattening the curve” and following pu...
Tags: Health, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Healthwatch, CDA, Coronavirus, California Dental Association CDA


Thousands Prepare To Get Off Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ship At Port Of Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship that has been idling off the coast of San Francisco with at least 21 people aboard infected with the coronavirus. Fences were being installed at an 11-acre site at the Port of Oakland, as authorities readied flights and buses to whisk the more than 2,000 passengers aboard the Grand Princess to military bases or their home countries for a 14-day quarantine. More t...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Florida, News, California, Oregon, Local, San Francisco, Georgia, Ap, Getty Images, Canada, United States, Italy, National Institutes of Health, Columbia University


Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein Or Dairy To Live Longer, 2 New Studies Suggest

(CNN) — Need more reasons to start trying meat-free Mondays? How about going full vegetarian? According to the results of two preliminary studies, eating more protein from plant sources or dairy while reducing how much red meat you consume could help you live longer. Plant proteins include soybeans (edamame), chickpeas, lentils and other legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds and whole grains like quinoa. Some vegetables, like broccoli, also contain higher levels of protein. Benefits of substitutio...
Tags: Health, UK, Harvard, United States, National Health Service, Who, World Health Organization, Healthwatch, Mediterranean, Shan, Sánchez, Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Eduardo Sanchez, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health


Washington State Reports First Coronavirus Death In U.S.

Washington state health officials said Saturday a person has died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. It is the first reported coronavirus death in the United States.
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Best Prevention Against Coronavirus Is Still Washing Your Hands; Here’s The Proper Way To Do It

(CNN) — When it comes to novel coronavirus protection, face masks are futile. There isn’t a vaccine yet. So the best way to prevent transmission is by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water, according to the CDC. And yes, there’s a right way to wash your hands. It’s something of an art form — a timed, multistep process that can involve some light singing. Here’s the CDC’s official hand-washing how-to. All you need to follow along is a sink and soap. Step 1 Wet your hands with clean,...
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Schools Start Planning For Possible Spread Of Coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities. Districts have been rushing to update emergency plans this week after federal officials warned that the virus, which started in China, is almost certain to begin spreading in the U.S. Many are preparing for possible school closures that could stretch weeks or lon...
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Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says

(CNN) — Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with a higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy compared to mothers who were prescribed penicillin. Macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, and they are used t...
Tags: Health, UK, Sweden, Pregnancy, United States, United Kingdom, Women's Health, Antibiotics, Healthwatch, Bmj, University College London, Gilbert, Medical Association Journal, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Ruth Gilbert


Poor Quality Western Diet Kills Sperm Count And Lowers Male Testosterone, Study Says

(CNN) — If sperm was an animal, science might worry that it’s heading toward extinction in Western nations. Total sperm count in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand dropped by up to 60% in the 38 years between 1973 and 2011, research found — an acceleration of a trend that began in the 1940s. More recent studies show the trend is continuing. At the same time, studies show a concurrent decline in testosterone levels — the hormone needed to build a man’s muscle and bone mass and boost...
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Study: Eggs May Not Be Unhealthy For The Heart

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — For years doctors have warned people with high cholesterol not to eat too many eggs, but a new large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds regular egg consumption may not be that bad for the heart. Researchers in Canada looked at data on almost 180,000 people from 50 countries and found that people who ate at least an egg a day were no more likely to have high cholesterol, cardiovascular events like heart attacks or strokes and no more likel...
Tags: Health, Eggs, Sacramento, Canada, Heart, Healthwatch, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition