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A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

Antioch Water Park Stays Closed After 34 People Fell Ill, Cause Unknown

The Contra Costa County Health Services department is continuing to investigate a possible chemical exposure at the Antioch Water Park that sickened 34 people Thursday afternoon.

06/19/2015

Peanut Toffee Crunch

Life-Threatening Food Allergies Overcome With New Therapy From Stanford Researchers

Every three minutes in the U.S. someone visits an emergency room with a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food, but now top researchers are exploring a promising experimental treatment.

02/23/2015

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9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple Deaths In California, Other States

Illness and death followed a strain of bad caramel apples in several states…

12/19/2014

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 Years

Tech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.

12/17/2014

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Health Officials Warn This Year’s Flu Vaccine Won’t Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of Influenza

Health officials weren’t sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.

12/04/2014

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. (CBS)

Norovirus To Blame For Sickening Over 50 Guests At Redwood City Hotel Last Month

San Mateo County health officials have determined a norovirus outbreak caused more than 50 people at a Redwood City hotel to fall ill last month.

11/10/2014

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San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical Illnesses

A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.

11/09/2014

A doctor wearing protective gear stands in a space dedicated to the treatment of patients infected with Ebola during a demonstration in the infection control department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the Netherlands, on October 31, 2014.  (
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Stanford Doctor Says Every Major City Could See Ebola Cases

Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

11/03/2014

Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-Free

A patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.

10/14/2014

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