Warning: Smoke From Raging Wildfires Especially Harmful For Asthma, COPD Sufferers, Elderly PeopleAll of the debris, ash and smoke from the wildfires has blanketed the Bay Area and made the air especially unhealthy. Air quality her is the worst in the world.
Chinese Scientist Working at UC Davis Arrested After Seeking Medical CareA Chinese scientist working at UC Davis was charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties when she was arrested for leaving the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek medical care for her asthma.
Seasonal Allergy Sufferers 'Hyper-Aware' Of Every Symptom Since COVID-19 OutbreakIt is once again that time of year when people's seasonal allergies tend to flare up which is even more worrisome amid the current coronavirus outbreak.
Mom Says 'Dragon's Breath' Cereal Treats Sent Her Son To The HospitalIt's called Dragon's Breath. The trendy dessert infuses treats like cereal with liquid nitrogen, causing the eater to blow smoke when the food enters their mouth.
'Breathmobile' Rolling Medical Clinic Sees Young Asthma Patients In PittsburgYoung asthma sufferers had an opportunity see a doctor free of charge Thursday, as a mobile pediatric clinic set up shop in the East Bay.
Pilot Program Offers Indoor Air Monitors To East Bay Asthma PatientsAlameda County is lending small indoor air monitors to families who have had an emergency room visit in the past six months due to asthma.
West Oakland Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Civil Rights ComplaintA civil rights complaint alleges air pollution from diesel emissions at the Port of Oakland disproportionately impacts communities of color.
Study Links Fish Oil During Pregnancy With Lower Childhood Asthma RiskChildren whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5.
Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain DiseasesSince humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.
BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air DaysBay Area air quality officials are considering a crackdown on smoke from barbecues and meat smokers.
Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air DayAnother Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.
Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 YearsTech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.
Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
5th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For SaturdayA fifth straight Winter Spare the Air alert—the 27th since November—has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Saturday, banning wood burning in the region.
Mobile Clinic Combats High Asthma Rates In East Bay NeighborhoodsAn innovative mobile clinic is getting plenty of use as asthma and other respiratory issues plague certain East Bay communities at a disproportionate rate.