Latest SF Bay Area Healthwatch
A drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages is strikingly effective in the phase 2 clinical trial, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Seven-time major-league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The 62-year-old Parker, who played with the Oakland A’s in 1988 and 1989, said he is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
The worst time to find a vet is when your pet suddenly falls sick – that’s why it’s important for pet owners to do some research ahead of time.
7-year-old patient Jacob Murphy of Rio Linda is a nuts-about-the-Niners fan who has turned his room at Packard Children’s Hospital into a 49ers Fan Zone.
Researchers say they can predict a newborn baby’s odds of becoming an obese child using a simple new calculation.
Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.
In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.
With the month of November at an end, many mustachioed Bay Area residents are shaving off their facial hair, all grown in the name of promoting men’s health issues…
A Bay Area athlete’s battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey to raise awareness and funds to combat the disease.