Flu Season Off To An Early Start; 16 Flu-Related Deaths Already In CaliforniaThe winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years around the country including in California where there have already been 16 flu-related deaths, health officials.
Nutcracker-Inspired San Francisco Ballet Class Brings New Hope To Parkinson's PatientsA new class of dancers is inspired by Tchaikovsky's music from the holiday classic "Nutcracker." But, instead of defeating the Mouse King, they are fighting against a serious degenerative neurological condition.
CDC: E. Coli Infections Linked To Salinas-Grown Romaine Lettuce IncreaseFederal health officials continued to warn consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area, as the number of infections associated with an E. coli outbreak linked to the region increase.
Man Dies After Being Licked By His Dog And Contracting Rare InfectionA 63-year-old man has died after contracting a rare infection when he was licked by his dog, doctors in Germany said.
Concord Company Warned By FDA For Illegally Selling CBD ProductsThe US Food and Drug Administration sent a warning to 15 companies, including a company in the East Bay, that have illegally sold cannabidiol products, better known as CBD, by adding it to food or marketing it as a dietary supplement.
Author Summer Peterson Talks About Her New Book, 'The Sexy Diet'Author Summer Peterson talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her new book, "The Sexy Diet: Shrink Your Fat Cells, Speed Up Your Metabolism and Activate Your Skinny Genes.'
Sen. Kamala Harris To Unveil Mental Health Treatment Proposals At Campaign EventDemocratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.
CDC Warns Not To Eat Romaine Lettuce From Salinas Over E. Coli FearsFederal officials warned consumers Friday not to eat romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area amid concerns of an E. Coli outbreak.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Heading Home To San FranciscoThe AIDS Memorial Quilt is getting a new home and returning to the place where it was created.
San Francisco Nonprofit Aims To Eliminate Stigma Of Mental IllnessOne in four Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping raise awareness and empathy about mental health problems.
Juul Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Family Of 'Intensely Addicted' TeenA lawsuit has been filed against San Francisco-based Juul Labs by the family of an 18-year-old who died last year claiming the company's vaping products played a significant role in his death.
Travel Fueling California's Measles Outbreak; UCLA Students QuarantinedMeasles cases are on the rise in 11 California counties including San Francisco and are being fueled by exposure to the disease during overseas travel among other factors, state health officials announced Thursday.
Eating Several Eggs Per Week Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart DiseaseResearch from Northwestern Medicine finds that adults who ate several eggs per week and high amounts of dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.
New Treatment Shows Promise For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer PatientsA clinical trial has discovered a first-of-its-kind treatment for one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer which has proven to extend survival rates.
CDC: Alzheimer's Rate To Double By 2060
Fed Court in S.F. Orders Pesticide Ban, Says EPA Violated LawThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.
'Holy Grail' Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors FormA new type of blood screening is being called the "holy grail of cancer research" by scientists who say the test can detect the disease before tumors even form in the body.
Now Seizure Free, Gracin Gets Her Words BackGracin Hahne was 3 1/2 months old when she had her first seizure.
The Four-Pound Fighter Rallies From Brush With DeathDane Conrads was in excellent health when he was born, almost five weeks early, in April 2014 at hospital in San Francisco. But after a routine circumcision, Dane started bleeding and it wouldn’t stop.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
Newborn Baby Girl First In Western U.S. To Undergo Bloodless Open-Heart SurgeryPhysicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have performed open-heart surgery without a blood transfusion for the smallest infant ever to undergo such a procedure in North America.
Five Tips For Improved Asthma ManagementIf it’s correctly managed, most kids with asthma can live healthy lives full of running, sports and play. Check out these five tips for better asthma management.
Nick Keeps Rolling After Beating Leukemia Like many teens, Nick Norcia loves sports, especially hockey. But the Leigh High School senior is especially thankful to be back on the rink after battling leukemia.
Designed For Families, With FamiliesHow do you build the best children’s hospital? You start by asking patient families what they want it to include.