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New Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin And San Mateo Counties

Health officials Friday evening announced that they have confirmed a third case of measles in San Mateo County, bringing the tota...

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ConsumerWatch: Seniors Get Help From Virtual Animated Pets Backed By Human Caregivers

A Bay Area startup has developed an elder-care computer system that features an adorable animated avatar masking a real live human caretaker.

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84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private Schools

The Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.

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Gates Foundation Donating $50 Million To Stanford For ‘New Generation Of Vaccines’

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to give Stanford University $50 million over the next 10 years to help develop vaccines.

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2nd Sacramento Area Patient Being Tested For Ebola

Kaiser Permanente confirms that a patient admitted to their facility in South Sacramento is being tested for the Ebola virus.

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an Electron Micrograph of the Ebola Virus is seen. (CDC via Getty Images)

UC Davis Medical Center Patient Tests Negative For Ebola Virus

A patient at the UC Davis Medical Center suspected of having the Ebola virus has tested negative, officials said.

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

PHOTOS: Children Infected With Measles

WARNING: Some of these photos might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised.

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

First Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin County, Bay Area Battleground For Vaccination Debate

Health officials say the patients are siblings who were unvaccinated and became infected outside the county.

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Strong Demand Leads To Liquid Tamiflu Shortage

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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