Health

west nile virus

Infected Crow In Novato, Marin County’s First Sign Of West Nile Virus This Year

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Friday it has discovered the first sign of West Nile Virus in Marin County this year.

06/15/2015

Dr. Michael Breus Ph.D

Sleep Specialist Dr. Breus Says Sleep Deprivation Makes ‘Pain Hurt Twice As Much’

On this installment of Secrets to Sleep Success with Michael Breus Ph.D., Dr. Breus talks about the serious effects a lack of sleep has on athletes and the public at large.

06/15/2015

Rear view of a young woman carrying a surfboard on the beach, Hawaii, USA

Ewww…. Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean Bacteria

Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.

06/11/2015

17-year-old TJ Balliao, who suffers from severe dilated cardiomyopathy, is kept alive by an advanced ventricular assist device. (CBS SF)

Heart Device Miraculously Keeps Sonoma Teen Alive Without A Transplant

Doctors say one Bay Area teen is a hero and pioneer for a life-saving device that’s helping replace his failing heart.

06/11/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain Diseases

Since humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.

06/09/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(CompassionChoices/YouTube)

California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide Law

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation’s most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor’s care.

06/04/2015

(Getty Images)

Giggle Gene Discovered By UC Berkeley Researchers

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say they’ve found the “giggle gene” responsible for the regulation of serotonin that makes some us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughs.

06/04/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Bill To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide In California Up For Senate Vote

California lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs.

06/04/2015

Two people photographing their food in a café with their smartphones. (Getty Images)

Google Developing Calorie-Counting App To Analyze Your Instagram Food Porn

Google is now developing an artificial intelligence app that counts the calories of food in your Instagram post.

06/03/2015

Hand holding cigarette (Getty Images)

Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California Senate

California lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.

06/02/2015

more

previous