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Health California declares e-cigarettes a health threat (New) California declares e-cigarettes a health threat
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Health Private wells in California farm area show high uranium
In the Central Valley's Kern County, environmental-health director Donna Fenton confirmed problems with uranium levels in some private water wells, but was unable to immediately say if it was an increasing problem, as the study suggested. Testing for uranium is required as part of getting a drilling permit for a new water well, Fenton said.
Health Fewer parents skip vaccinations for kids
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.
Health Woman with cancer supports right-to-die legislation Woman with cancer supports right-to-die legislation (Video)
State Senators Bill Monning and Lois Wolk have proposed the End of Life Option Act, which would give people who are terminally ill the option of legally ending their lives with a doctor-prescribed lethal dose of drugs.
Health California lawmakers to pursue right-to-die legislation California lawmakers to pursue right-to-die legislation
Maynard was a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who had terminal brain cancer and moved to Oregon to end her life. She argued in online videos that she should have had the right to die in California.