Flu Season Off To An Early Start; 16 Flu-Related Deaths Already In CaliforniaThe winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years around the country including in California where there have already been 16 flu-related deaths, health officials.
UCSF Researchers Find 'Circumstantial Evidence' Linking Virus To Mysterious Polio-Like Illness UCSF scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.
Santa Clara County Records 2 Flu Deaths, Including ChildA child and an adult have died in Santa Clara County of influenza, days before the official start of the 2019-2020 flu season on Oct. 1, health officials announced Tuesday.
Four Charged In $70 Million Black Market HIV Treatment Drug ScamA grand jury has indicted for Southern California men for operating a large-scale clearing house for illegal HIV treatment drugs that generated $70 million in sales, according to federal prosecutors.
Stunning Vaping Study: One Third Of Santa Clara County High School Students Have VapedIn high schools across the country, the classic rock song “Smoking in the Boys Room” is obsolete with vaping taking over the reins of nicotine addiction and putting it plain sight.
Wildlife Deaths From Rat Poison Remain A Concern As Rat Population Grows In California CitiesCalifornia finds itself in a dilemma over what to do about the abundance of rat poison found in the vast majority of wildlife predators, as the rat population continues to grow in cities across the state.
SF Board President Yee Calls For Hearing On Laguna Honda Abuse InvestigationSan Francisco Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee on Tuesday called for a hearing regarding the alleged abuse of patients at the city-operated Laguna Honda Hospital.
Four Cases Of Polio-Like Illness Confirmed In CaliforniaThere have been four cases confirmed of a polio-like illness in California with federal health officials asking doctors to be on the lookout for more heading into late summer and early fall.
Health Officials: Patients At SF's Laguna Honda Hospital Videotaped Being Abused By StaffA Department of Health investigation has uncovered video and text message evidence that 23 patients -- many suffering from dementia -- were allegedly abused by six employees at San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.
UCSF Dermatologist Specializes In Science, Treatment Of Dark SkinWhen it comes to dermatology, melanin makes a huge difference. BR's Betty Yu shows us a new clinic at UCSF that specializes in treating patients with dark skin.
'Very Smart Guy'; Sports Medicine Whiz Emerges As Golden State Warriors MVP Several names come to mind when you talk about the MVP of the Golden State Warriors this season, but it's a good bet that Rick Celebrini isn't one of them.
Hayward Company Says It May Be On The Verge Of Cancer Treatment BreakthroughHayward company Reflexion says it's on the verge of getting federal approval for what it believes will be a groundbreaking new treatment for late-stage cancers.
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.
Stanford Investigation Clears Faculty Members In Gene-Editing Baby InquiryStanford University researchers have been cleared of playing any role in a former post-doctoral scholar's controversy use of gene editing technology on human embryos for intended implantation and birth.
Traveler May Have Exposed Thousands To Measles In Santa Clara CountyHealth officials issued a warning Tuesday after they say a visitor to the Silicon Valley may have exposed thousands of local residents to the measles at locations including Stanford, the Apple Visitor Center and several popular restaurants.