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Health Officials Urge Measles Vaccination

Posted On January 22, 2015

(Sacramento, CA) -- A measles outbreak has the California Department of Public Health urging people to get vaccinated. Since December of last year, at least 59 cases have been reported in the state, and Deputy Director Gil Chavez says 42 of those cases are linked to Disneyland.   Chavez says people from seven-months to 70-years…

E-Cigs May Be Worse Than Real Cigs

Posted On January 22, 2015

(Undated) -- E-cigarettes may be worse for you than real cigarettes. A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in electronic cigarettes may be up to 15 times higher than in real cigarettes. In a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers detected hidden forms of formaldehyde in electronic cigarettes. They found…

Washington Moving To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Posted On January 22, 2015

(Undated) -- Washington could become the first state to make 21 the legal age to smoke. State attorney general Bob Ferguson proposed legislation Wednesday that would make 21 the legal age to buy or possess tobacco and so-called electronic cigarettes. Ferguson said in a statement that research shows the brains of people between the ages…

CA Lawmakers Introduce End Of Life Legislation

Posted On January 22, 2015

(Sacramento, CA) -- Some California lawmakers are introducing legislation that would allow terminally ill residents to seek medication that would help them end their life.   State Senator Bill Monning says the End of Life Option Act will establish criteria for a patient who has been diagnosed as terminally ill that will have to be…

Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon Drink Sewer Water On “Tonight Show”

Posted On January 22, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Bill Gates says he expects to see a lot of improvements to the lives of the world's poorest people over the next decade or so. On Wednesday's "Tonight Show," he demonstrated one of the ways his foundation is helping to bring about that positive change. He asked host Jimmy Fallon to…