Santa Cruz Considers Decriminalizing 'Magic Mushrooms'The Santa Cruz City Council is moving forward with plans to decriminalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms.
Recruiting Rover: 10,000 Dogs Needed for Study of Canine AgingCan old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines.
Google's 'Project Nightingale' Center Of Federal InquiryA federal inquiry has been opened into Google's efforts to collect health data on millions of Americans through its "Project Nightingale" program.
Contra Costa Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ban On Sale Of All Vaping ProductsA ban on the sale of vaping products that have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County goes into effect next Monday.
Juul Laying Off 650 People In $1 Billion Cost-Cutting PlanJuul on Tuesday announced an update to its major restructuring effort that includes layoffs and deep cost cutting.
Google Reportedly Collecting Health Data On Millions Of AmericansGoogle has confirmed it's collecting health data on millions of Americans through a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country's largest nonprofit health systems.
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Postpone Strike In Light Of CEO Bernard Tyson's DeathA planned five-day strike by 4,000 Kaiser Permanente psychologists, mental health therapists and other medical professionals, originally to have started Monday, has been postponed in acknowledgement of the death Sunday of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson.
Bernard Tyson, Kaiser CEO, Dies at 60Bernard Tyson, chief executive officer of Oakland-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente, died in his sleep Sunday at age 60.
West Contra Costa Co. In Dire Need Of Hospital ER Since Shutdown Of Doctors Medical CenterIt has been four years now since the closure of Doctors Medical Center, in San Pablo. While West Contra Costa County has done its best to cope with the loss of that emergency room capacity, residents are calling for a better solution.
U.S. Officials Identify Vitamin E Compound As 'Strong Culprit' In Vaping IllnessesU.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit."
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.