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Gross but true: Tampons and diapers are not essential to human survival

Sorry ladies and new parents, but California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills that would exempt diapers and tampons from sales tax. Those bills were among seven bills that got the gubernatorial ax because they gave tax breaks that Brown said would have collectively sucked about $300 million out of the …

Menstruation

Why won't UC health centers provide birth control without a prescription?

On Aug. 6, 2013, just weeks after<p>Janet Napolitanowas named the first woman president of theUniversity of California, the institution offered its complete support for a bill, SB 493, known as the “pharmacist protocol.” After unanimous legislative approval, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, …

Health Care

Black Lives Matter is good at raising awareness — but that won’t reduce the number of police killings

In South Los Angeles this weekend, protests erupted over the<p>LAPDkilling of a black man long before there was enough information to say why, exactly, the officer had used lethal force or if he was justified in doing so. About two weeks earlier, the police killing of a black man in Charlotte, N.C., …

Justice

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D, What's the Connection?

The fact is breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. As early as the 1980's, studies began looking at the link between Vitamin D and various types of cancer, including breast cancer. Animal studies have consistently shown a correlation between low Vitamin D and breast cancer, but this has been harder to …

How Much Vitamin A Is in a Large Sweet Potato? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports the health and function of your organ systems and may help prevent the development of serious medical problems. It exists in two forms in foods. Animal-based foods like beef liver or fish contain the form of vitamin A known as retinol, while plant …

Every year, 23,000 people end up in the ER because of herbal supplements and vitamins

You dutifully take your multi-vitamin and supplements every day with the goal of being as healthy as you can, but those substances may actually be …

How do I know if I need to take vitamin supplements?

<b>The Question</b><p>How do I know if I need to take vitamin supplements? Are there some I should take every day to be healthy?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There are a few reasons you might need to take a supplement. Depending on your diet, you may need to take certain supplements to cover off nutrients you aren't getting …

The A To Z Of Vitamins And Nutrients Your Body Needs

We admit it: when it comes to healthy eating, it can be hard to keep it all straight. There are so many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to make sure …

Wellness