Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New GuidelinesIt's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.
BART Riders Warned Of Possible New Measles Exposure From Infected PassengerBART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident commuted last week from the Peninsula to San Francisco.
Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To PassLast Thursday, a state law was introduced that would eliminate the "personal belief" exception to California's vaccination law. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on the proposed law.
The 3 Types Of Superbug Bacteria Most Likely To Infect YouThe outbreak of a "superbug" bacteria, killing two patients and sickening seven more is just a symptom of an increasingly alarming trend of bacteria evolving to survive the most stringent disinfectants and antiobiotic regimes.
BART Measles Scare Raises More Vaccination Concerns And Questions About Who's Most SusceptibleThis week’s warning sent out to BART riders that they may have been exposed to measles is raising more questions about vaccinations and who is most susceptible to the highly-contagious disease.
Berkeley Family Raises Nearly $200,000 To Save Young Daughter With Rare Neurological ConditionA Berkeley couple has raised nearly $200,000 through social media to help their 6-year-old daughter who suffers from an extremely rare medical condition.
Could I Get The Measles As A Vaccinated Adult?The measles vaccine you received as a child might not be enough to protect you from the disease as an adult, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sacramento High School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis; Parents Warned About Possible ExposureSacramento county's division of public health says the student has been isolated at home and is under care.
84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private SchoolsThe Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.
26 Measles Cases Tied To Disneyland, Disney California Adventure ParksThe new cases of measles confirmed Monday bring the total to 26 people in 4 states, with 22 patients from California.
5 New Measles Cases Reported With Ties To Disneyland; California Total Now 12Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen, local health officials said Friday.
Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.
SF Public Health Officials Report Spike In Diarrhea-Inducing Shigella Bacterial Disease CasesSan Franciscans this month have experienced a significant increase in the number of cases of shigellosis, an intestinal bacterial disease, city Department of Public Health officials said on Friday.
Google Invests In 'Tremor Spoon' That Will Allow Parkinson's Patients To Eat Without SpillingGoogle is investing in a spoon that uses hundreds of algorithms to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling.
Could You Stomach A Popsicle Made To Look Like An Infectious Disease?A San Francisco-based designer created a collection of frozen treat molds that turn basic flavored sugar water into popsicles that resemble infectious diseases.