Bay Area Health Experts Weigh In After FDA Advisers Back Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11Pfizer's request to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for Americans as young as 5 years old cleared a key regulatory hurdle Tuesday, after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside vaccine advisers voted by a majority to back Pfizer's request.
Theranos Trial: New Testimony Alleges Holmes Lied To Lure Billionaire Devos Family To Invest $50 MillionTestimony in the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial on Tuesday, gave a glimpse into how the billionaire Devos family was enticed into a major investment with Theranos, the biotech company Holmes founded in 2003.
COVID UPDATE: Monterey County Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Vaccines for ChildrenAfter a panel of vaccine experts ruled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should approve COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, Monterey County officials announced Tuesday that it’s hosting a town hall meeting later that week.
UPDATE: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop PsychosisThe cases of three teenagers who developed serious mental problems after being infected with COVID-19 have led to a new area of research at UCSF and other institutions.
CDC Approves Wide Range of Options for COVID BoostersThe vaccine rollout is changing quickly as the CDC has now approved boosters for the Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson shots.
COVID: Certain California Prison Guards Must Be Vaccinated, Judge RulesA judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
COVID: Santa Clara County Begins Offering Booster Shots For All 3 VaccinesHealth officials in Santa Clara County announced Friday that booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines are now available.
COVID: Sonoma County Latest To Loosen Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsSonoma County became the latest in the Bay Area to loosen indoor mask rules in certain settings where all in attendance have proven to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Sonoma County Sets Youth Vaccination Goals With Authorization For Kids 5-11 LoomingSonoma County public health officials announced their goal Wednesday of administering COVID-19 vaccines to one-quarter of the county's 5-11-year-old children by Dec. 1.
Despite Fines, Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Remains Defiant Over Customer Vaccine VerificationsDespite facing fines from Contra Costa health authorities for not verifying vaccine status for dine-in customers, the In-N-Out in Pleasant Hill appeared to remain defiant Wednesday night.
UCSF Study Finds An Extra Cup Of Coffee Doesn't Trigger Heart PalpitationsResearchers at the University Of California-San Francisco have dashed fears that an extra cup of coffee or two will trigger heart palpitations in a study released on Monday.
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.
Tips On How To Get Kids To Wear Face MasksBy now, we all know that the novel coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs within six feet of others and that wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air.
Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
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.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.