West Oakland Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Civil Rights ComplaintA civil rights complaint alleges air pollution from diesel emissions at the Port of Oakland disproportionately impacts communities of color.
Study Links Fish Oil During Pregnancy With Lower Childhood Asthma RiskChildren whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5.
Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain DiseasesSince humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.
BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air DaysBay Area air quality officials are considering a crackdown on smoke from barbecues and meat smokers.
Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air DayAnother Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.
Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 YearsTech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.
Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
5th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For SaturdayA fifth straight Winter Spare the Air alert—the 27th since November—has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Saturday, banning wood burning in the region.
Mobile Clinic Combats High Asthma Rates In East Bay NeighborhoodsAn innovative mobile clinic is getting plenty of use as asthma and other respiratory issues plague certain East Bay communities at a disproportionate rate.
Chevron Opens 2nd Health Claims Center In North RichmondChevron opened a second help center in Richmond on Wednesday so residents could file medical claims resulting from the August 6th refinery fire.
Bay Area Residents Asked Not To Burn WoodBay Area residents have been asked not to burn wood Sunday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Alameda County Commits Funding For Asthma CareWith its asthma rate one of the highest in the state, Alameda County officials are looking to beef up its Asthma Start program.