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Campfire smoke from Camp Curry at Yosemite National Park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

2nd Person Dies Of Hantavirus After Yosemite Visit

Yosemite National Park officials said a second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting the park earlier this summer.

08/27/2012

Armando Rodriguez

Stockton TB Patient Arrested For Not Getting Treatment

A Stockton man was arrested on Tuesday after not making himself available for tuberculosis treatment, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.

05/16/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Scientists Testing HIV Prevention Pill

The UC-based California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to see if a current HIV drug can be used to prevent the onset of the virus.

04/18/2012

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UCD Researchers Close To Developing Vaccine For Salmonella

Scientists at the UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine are developing a vaccine against salmonella, the increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year.

02/21/2012

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HealthWatch: UCSF Doctor Says It’s Time To Regulate Sugar

A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

02/02/2012

Jefferson Award winners and co-founder of AIDAAN.org Kelly Porter and Hallie Immroth (credit: CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Bring Joy Of Music To Hospitalized Children

When Kelly Porter visits Children’s Hospital Oakland, he knows the way to the pediatric floor. And he knows what he is carrying in brightly wrapped bags will make difference for the kids who are facing long treatments ahead.

01/25/2012

4-year-old Kyle Crawford of San Mateo has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia. A bone marrow donor of multi-ethnic or Asian ancestry is needed for his survival. (CBS)

Bone Marrow Donors Sought To Save San Mateo Boy

A four-year old San Mateo boy with a rare disease may need a bone marrow transplant to live. However, it has been difficult to find a donor because of the boy’s ethnicity.

01/05/2012

diabetes

HealthWatch: Study Finds Red Meat Eaters At Higher Diabetes Risk

Harvard researchers have found a strong association between eating red meat and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

KPIX 5–08/10/2011

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San Francisco AIDS Walk Proves To Be Major Success

Sunday’s AIDS Walk San Francisco raised more than $3 million and has raised more than $77 million since it started in 1987.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

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Animal Update: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about this disease in pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/06/2011

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