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Paul McCartney (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due To Virus

Sir Paul McCartney is under strict doctor’s orders to get “complete rest”

05/20/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Number Of Sick, Stranded Seals And Sea Lions Found Along Northern California Coast

A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it’s seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast — some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

05/05/2014

The Kaufman family, rescued at sea during around-the-world sailing voyage.

Moffett Field Para-Rescuers Who Saved Sick Toddler From Parent’s Boat An Elite Group

The men who saved a sick toddler from her parent’s boat off the coast of Mexico are often compared to superman, ninjas, and even called real-life X-men.

04/09/2014

A Crown Princess cruise ship (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

37 Passengers Aboard Princess Cruise Ship Docked In San Francisco Contract Norovirus

Thirty-seven passengers aboard the Crown Princess cruise ship, that docked in San Francisco on Monday, have contracted the stomach flu, a spokeswoman for Princess Cruises said.

04/08/2014

Studying alone

Study: Too Much Homework Can Make Your Child Sick

A new study found that too much homework is bad for children’s health. Researchers at Stanford say hitting the books for three or more hours a night won’t necessarily make a child perform better in school, but it can make them sick.

03/22/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks Out

Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.

02/24/2014

HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved Care

Polio-Like Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis In California Kids

The afflicted children suffered weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs, sometimes after a respiratory illness. The paralysis had not subsided after more than half a year and spinal scans show damage similar to polio.

02/24/2014

BART passengers board a train. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Riders Warned About Measles Infection From Contagious Passenger

Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of measles after authorities learned that an infected and contagious person rode BART in the East Bay last week.

02/13/2014

Three year-old Hannah Rood receives an H1N1 vaccination during a drive thru H1N1 vaccination. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marin County Swine Flu Cases Prompt Push For Vaccinations

Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.

01/03/2014

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