Health

(CBS SF)

Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg Plant

More than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical’s waterfront processing facility in Pittsburg Friday afternoon.

12 hours ago

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.

Board Votes To Close Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo Next Month

The governing board for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has voted to start closing down the facility on April 21st.

15 hours ago

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Family Of Terminally Ill Woman Who Ended Her Life Unveiling New Video To Support Right-To-Die Law In California

The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California’s proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee vote Wednesday.

03/25/2015

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law’s Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic Woman

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.

03/23/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Tre Mason #27 of the St. Louis Rams is tackled by Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Linebacker Chris Borland Retiring Over Concussion Concerns

49ers linebacker Chris Borland has decided to call it quits after just one season in the league over health concerns, reports ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

03/16/2015

International Space Station

Would A Trip to Space Change You?

KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air.   How would you like to know what  effects Space would have on your body and your health WITHOUT actually […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/12/2015

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.

03/12/2015

This funduscopic image reveals the effects of late neuro-ocular syphilis on the optic disk and retina. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Cases Of Ocular Syphilis In San Francisco And Other West Coast Cities Increasing

Health officials in California are warning primary care and eye doctors to be on the lookout for ocular syphilis, as clusters of the disease hit San Francisco and other West Coast cities.

03/11/2015

Apple Watch (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

toilet, flush, water

Sewage Bacteria Levels Reveal Which Cities Have Weight Problems

The community of microbes that live in a person’s gut, known as the microbiome, is intricately tied to that person’s health. The microbiome can influence, and be influenced by, a range of characteristics such as weight, disease, diet, exercise, mood and much more. But it can be difficult to draw large-scale conclusions about what constitutes a “healthy gut” because of the financial and privacy implications of sampling large enough numbers of people.

03/09/2015

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