Cancer

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

Camille Chabot (Facebook)

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

(CBS SF)

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

SABRINA VILLANUEVA AVALOS

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

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

(CBS)

Want To Fight Cancer & Alzheimer’s? Stanford Professor’s App Lets You Help

A new app developed by a Stanford professor is giving smartphones the power to help fight Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

01/13/2015

Vicki Goss (left) and Susi Folks prepare ChemoCare Bags for patients. (CBS)

‘Bag Ladies’ Cheer Cancer Patients With Little Comforts

They call themselves “the bag ladies” or “the two little old ladies from Livermore.” But the nicknames don’t begin to describe the powerful way this week’s Jefferson Award winners touch the lives of cancer patients.

01/07/2015

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