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Health San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.
Health FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Health Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote (Video)
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
Health FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
Health Thousands urge governor to boost Medi-Cal spending
Thousands of Californians are gathering in the state capital in hopes of persuading Gov. Jerry Brown to increase spending on the state's health insurance program for the poor.