New Bay Area Alcoholism Treatment Uses Implant To Curb Cravings, 'Growing Pains' Star Talks About AddictionA new treatment for alcoholism is now in the Bay Area. While it’s not a cure, it may help more individuals achieve sobriety. Among those who claim it works is an actor whose battle with the bottle began in childhood.
Google-Backed Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Class Action LawsuitGenetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.
ConsumerWatch Call-In: Your Affordable Health Care Questions AnsweredWith a deadline approaching for Californians to apply for health insurance in order to be covered beginning January 1st, KPIX 5 is helping you get the answers you need on health care.
FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.
Bay Area Company's $99 DNA Test Sparks Healthcare RevolutionFor $99, and a little bit of spit, a Bay Area company is providing a health care revolution. The revolution comes in the form of a test that arrives at your home in a little box.
HealthWatch: Is Gluten Sensitivity A Real Condition? With gluten-free diets all the rage, a newly-recognized condition is helping fuel the movement to getting rid of grains from one’s diet, although not every health expert is on board.
Dairy Industry Pushing To Expand Definition Of ‘Milk’ Good old-fashioned milk - packed with protein, calcium and micronutrients - has landed in the middle of a food fight with sugary sodas, sports drinks, even bottled water.
Chicken Processed In China May Begin Showing Up In U.S.As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, thanks to a recent change in regulations.
HealthWatch: SF Salon Helps Women Suffering From Hair Loss 40% of women suffer some form of hair loss. It can be devastating. But we found one place where women with hair loss go for help and comfort.
Health & ConsumerWatch: Jolie's Mastectomy Highlights 'Cancer Gene'Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction with implants because she carries a gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing breast cancer.
HealthWatch: Bay Area Doctor Helps Alleviate Girl's Food AllergiesThe rate of food allergies is skyrocketing, with 5 million children now having more than one. An experiment by a doctor at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital helped a Bay Area girl who suffered from a dozen food allergies.
Troubling Obsession With 'Thigh Gap' Growing Among WomenYou can it see it when models walk down the runway - A visible gap between their thighs, or a thigh gap. Teens and women are becoming dangerously infatuated with acquiring the thin legs and wide thigh gaps.
HealthWatch: UC Davis Scientist Claims Soup Can Cure HangoversThere are plenty of supposed hangover cures, from hair of the dog to greasy cheeseburgers. But new research finds a certain bowl of soup popular in New Orleans may work.
HealthWatch: Saying 'No' To Unnecessary Medical TestsWhen it comes to good health, sometimes just saying 'no' to an unnecessary medical tests may be the best course of action.
HealthWatch: Should You Toss Food On The Expiration Date?Dr. Kim Mulvihill opened the KPIX 5 News refrigerator and proceeded to do what most of us do in the privacy of our own kitchens; she checked the dates of all the food products. She found an egg carton with a date from December 2012, milk that said "sell by" February 15th, and fresh orange Juice that was best if used by last week.