Flossing May Not Prevent Cavities As Well As We ThoughtThis may be the news you’ve been waiting decades to hear - flossing doesn’t necessarily prevent gum disease or cavities.
Deadly Hantavirus Detected In San Mateo County Deer MicePublic health officials warned the public Friday of the continued discovery of the deadly hantavirus in deer mice in San Mateo County.
San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseasePrison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday
California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To GovernorA controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.
San Diego Man Gets 6 Months Jail For Spreading HIVA San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.
Drought Blamed For State's Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus CasesThere were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers' NotebookEvery once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley's report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.
Patrons At 2 Berkeley Public Library Branches Potentially Exposed To MeaslesA person with a possible case of measles was at two Berkeley library branches last week and could have exposed library patrons to the highly contagious disease.
Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New GuidelinesIt's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.
BART Riders Warned Of Possible New Measles Exposure From Infected PassengerBART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident commuted last week from the Peninsula to San Francisco.
Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To PassLast Thursday, a state law was introduced that would eliminate the "personal belief" exception to California's vaccination law. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on the proposed law.
The 3 Types Of Superbug Bacteria Most Likely To Infect YouThe outbreak of a "superbug" bacteria, killing two patients and sickening seven more is just a symptom of an increasingly alarming trend of bacteria evolving to survive the most stringent disinfectants and antiobiotic regimes.