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UC Davis Researchers Develop Molecule That Could Make Some Brain Cancer Cells Self-Destruct

Researchers at the University of California, Davis said they have developed a molecule that could be effective in fighting a typically fatal type of brain cancer, by causing the cancer cells to self-destruct.

03/04/2015

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Co-Owner Of Northern California Slaughterhouse Pleads Guilty To Processing Cattle With Cancer

A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall has pleaded guilty to processing cattle with cancer for consumption.

02/18/2015

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Oakland Children’s Hospital To Pay $300,000 For Firing Employee With Breast Cancer

An Oakland hospital has agreed to pay $300,000 to a former employee who claimed she was wrongfully terminated after she was diagnosed with breast cancer more than three years ago.

02/12/2015

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SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

A San Francisco cancer patient and a team of right-to-die advocates are suing to make it possible for a doctor to prescribe medication that induces death to a terminally ill patient without the threat of prosecution.

02/11/2015

Apple Unveils New iPad Models

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says ‘Sitting Is The New Cancer,’ Plugs Health Features Of New Smartwatch

While promoting his company’s upcoming smartwatch, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said one of the device’s features would remind users to avoid prolonged stretches of sitting.

02/11/2015

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President Obama Surprises Bay Area Teen Battling Stage 4 Cancer With A Tweet From Air Force One

Camille Chabot has been spreading the word about her battle with cancer for months. The 19-year-old was shocked to see President Obama posing on Air Force One donning a t-shirt bearing the #CamilleStrong hashtag.

02/07/2015

Google headquarters. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Lab Quietly Working On Fitbit-Like Wristband To Detect Cancer, Creating Synthetic Skin

While recent Google technologies such as driverless cars and wearable computers make headlines, the tech giant has been quietly working on health related-technologies cancer detectors and making synthetic human skin.

01/29/2015

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Marin Family Whose Leukemic Child Can’t Vaccinate Asks School To Require Immunization

A six-year-old boy in Marin County who’s been fighting cancer most of his life is facing a new threat to his health his family says he shouldn’t have to worry about. 

01/28/2015

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With Her Homelessness Kept Secret, Peninsula Student Now First In Her Family To Attend College

The odds were stacked against her: family health problems, homelessness. But Bay Area teen Sabrina Avalos is finding a way to overcome — and thrive.

01/26/2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

01/21/2015

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