Bay Area Researchers Key on Blood Plasma to Fight Age-Related DiseasesAt Alkahest, in San Carlos, scientists are working on innovative therapies for diseases that are linked to aging.
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.
Flea-Borne Typhus Spreads Across Los Angeles AreaA rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm.
State Health Officials Announce First West Nile Deaths In 2018California health officials confirmed two deaths in state due to West Nile virus -- one each in Glenn County and Yuba County.
Polio Returns To Venezuela 30 Years After Last Known Case, Report SaysA deadly and highly infectious disease that was thought to be eradicated has returned to Venezuela.
Much Anticipated Alzheimer's Treatment Fails In Large Clinical StudyEli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s treatment failed in a large clinical study, ending hope that researchers had finally found a drug that can slow the fatal, mind-robbing disease.
Bagpipe Player May Have Died From Playing His InstrumentCan playing the bagpipes kill you?
Flossing May Not Prevent Cavities As Well As We ThoughtThis may be the news you’ve been waiting decades to hear - flossing doesn’t necessarily prevent gum disease or cavities.
Deadly Hantavirus Detected In San Mateo County Deer MicePublic health officials warned the public Friday of the continued discovery of the deadly hantavirus in deer mice in San Mateo County.
San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseasePrison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday
California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To GovernorA controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.
San Diego Man Gets 6 Months Jail For Spreading HIVA San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.
Drought Blamed For State's Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus CasesThere were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers' NotebookEvery once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley's report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.
Patrons At 2 Berkeley Public Library Branches Potentially Exposed To MeaslesA person with a possible case of measles was at two Berkeley library branches last week and could have exposed library patrons to the highly contagious disease.