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Le Tour 2010 - Stage Twenty

Armstrong’s Admission No Surprise To Bay Area Cycling Enthusiasts

Has the controversy over doping in the sport of cycling been so drawn out that the supposed tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey sort of anti-climactic? Some say so.

01/15/2013

Medical Generic, caduces

New Law Sponsored By South Bay Rep. Forces Government To Fight Deadly Cancers

Flanked by the wife of the late actor and cancer victim Patrick Swayze, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo Wednesday celebrated the passage of a law that requires the federal government to fight harder against the most deadly cancers.

01/09/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Health ‘Great’ After Prostate Cancer Treatment

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare since taking office two years ago.

01/08/2013

Shoppers Make Final Purchases Before Christmas

San Francisco Cable Car Painter Dies Of Cancer

For 30 years, Efren Bernal painted San Francisco’s world-famous cable cars. The longtime artist died from cancer this week.

12/28/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Being Treated For Prostate Cancer, Plans To Stay On Job

Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday.

12/12/2012

The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland claims these baby products have high levels of a flame retardant called Tris, which can cause cancer. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Oakland Group Finds Banned Flame Retardant In Baby Products

A cancer-causing chemical banned more than three decades ago is turning up in baby products found nationwide.

12/06/2012

Kelcey Harrison and Jill Costello on their way to a birthday party during the summer of 2008. (Kelcey Harrison)

HealthWatch: Cal Athlete’s Cancer Battle Inspires Cross-Country Run

A Bay Area athlete’s battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey to raise awareness and funds to combat the disease.

11/27/2012

A patient is checked for oral cancer. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/GettyImages)

HealthWatch: Stanford Offering Free Oral Cancer Screening

The death of a vivacious Bay Area woman provides a powerful example of the need for early cancer screenings and prevention.

10/18/2012

Health supplements fill the shelves of Whole Food Market (Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Finds Multivitamins May Lower Cancer Risk In Men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.

10/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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