FDA: 17 Dietary Supplement Sellers Warned To Stop Sale Of Illegal, 'Misbranded' Alzheimer's TreatmentsAmericans spend billions of dollars on dietary supplements that promise to treat, or stave off incurable memory destroying diseases like Azheimer's and dementia, but dozens of those products are being sold and marketed illegally, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Facebook Screens Posts For Suicide Risk, And Health Experts Have ConcernsA pair of public health experts has called for Menlo Park-based Facebook to be more transparent in the way it screens posts for suicide risk and to follow certain ethical guidelines,
FDA Questions Juul, Altria Commitment To Combat Teen VapingThe head of the FDA questions whether Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help reverse the boom in underage vaping.
Stanford Study: Juul Ramped Up Nicotine Levels, Competitors FollowedJuul Labs spurred a "widespread rush" of companies seeking to boost their own nicotine concentrations in order to mirror Juul's success, according to a paper published Thursday.
Santa Rosa Recycling Sorters Getting Stabbed By Improperly Disposed Hypodermic NeedlesSanta Rosa’s Recology Center has a syringe problem. Hypodermic needles are being improperly placed in recycling sources at alarming levels which puts workers at serious risk.
SF State Senator Introduces Bill Limiting Genitalia Surgery On Intersex ChildrenA new California proposal would bar doctors from performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender unless it's medically necessary or the child consents.
San Francisco Safe Injection Site Bill Reintroduced In LegislatureFollowing a veto by former Gov. Jerry Brown last year, a measure that would allow safe injection sites in San Francisco has been reintroduced in the state legislature.
9th Circuit Court Tosses Prisoner Suits Over Valley FeverInmates cannot hold state officials liable for contracting an airborne fungus that was more prevalent in the prison system, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday
9th Circuit Court Blocks San Francisco Warning On Soda Ads In a victory for big soda makers, a federal appeals court ruled that a San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on advertising for sugary drinks violates the first amendment.
Feinstein: 'I'm Not There' On Harris' Call To Eliminate Private Health PlansThe emerging 2020 presidential campaign has deepened the Democratic party's divide over how the government should cover all Americans.
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.
Teen Contracts Deadly Illness After Working Out Too MuchA teen in Texas is lucky to be alive after what he thought was soreness from the gym turned out to be a deadly illness instead.
Researchers 3D-Print Human Cornea, May Save Millions From BlindnessResearchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have successfully created the first ever 3D-printed cornea
UCSF Doctors Transplant Stem Cells Into Ailing FetusTo look at little Elianna as she quietly sleeps in her mother's arms, you would never know the high-tech life-and-death battle she went through the months before her birth.
Gov. Newsom Appoints CA's First Surgeon GeneralGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California's first-ever surgeon general.
Oakland Judge Blocks Trump Admin.'s Birth Control RulesAn Oakland judge blocked Trump administration rules that would allow employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control coverage for women workers on Sunday.
New Car Seat Study Finds Fewer Chemicals, But Concerns Linger
Domestic Violence Victims' Brain Damage Similar To NFL PlayersThere were no collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.