North Bay Doctor Helps Make Medicine More Accessible in Rural GuatemalaA North Bay family medicine physician is making health care more accessible for remote areas of northern Guatemala where clinics are hours away.
Health Experts: Omicron Variant 'Spreading Really Fast' In San Francisco Bay AreaWhile the holiday surge of omicron variant cases continues to grow in the San Francisco Bay Area, the high vaccination rate appears to be doing its job, keeping the infections from advancing to the hospitalization stage, according to health experts.
UCSF Expert: Pfizer COVID Antiviral Pill Would Be A Game ChangerPfizer's Friday announcement that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults could be a game changer in the treatment of the virus. At least that was initial opinion of UCSF Professor of Medicine and Infections Disease Dr. Monica Gandhi.
Chili Peppers Led To UCSF Researcher David Julius' Nobel Prize For MedicineUC San Francisco researcher David Julius was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for his groundbreaking work into the neuroscience of pain.
A Dosage Of Hope: ALS Patients Fight For a Chance At Promising TherapiesImagine being told you have just a few years left to live and a promising cutting-edge treatment exists that could extend your life, but no amount of money can buy it.
COVID: As New Cases Surge; 2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success As new cases of COVID soar in the San Francisco Bay Area and local business wrestle with renewed restriction, there was a word of some hope on the vaccine front Monday.
Three Bay Area Scientists Tapped For President-Elect Biden's Coronavirus Advisory BoardOn Monday, President-elect Joe Biden identified the members of his new coronavirus advisory board and three of them are from the Bay Area.
COVID: Bay Area Medical Experts Dispute Trump Claims Of COVID Immunity After InfectionPresident Donald Trump is claiming he is immune from COVID-19, but San Francisco Bay Area medical experts dispute those claims, saying there is no evidence right now that people are immune if they've been infected.
Former East Bay Chiron Researcher Michael Houghton Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine Michael Houghton, a British-born scientist who worked for years at Emeryville-based Chiron Corporation, joined Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice in being awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide.
AstraZeneca Puts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial On Hold After Participant Becomes SickThe global trials of leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate AstraZeneca have been put on hold after a suspected adverse event.
Study: COVID-19 Testing Proving Fiscally Costly For San Francisco Bay Area CountiesResearchers at UC Berkeley estimate that the costs of testing for the coronavirus and treating confirmed COVID-19 cases across California already has topped $2.4 billion and some Bay Area counties are enduring the state's highest per-capita costs.
Malaria Drug Fails To Prevent COVID-19 In A Rigorous StudyA malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease.
UC Study: U.S. COVID-19 Victims Endure Long Hospital Stays, Higher Rates Of ICU AdmissionsUniversity of California-Berkeley researchers have crunch the numbers surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak across the country and found that patients in the U.S. were enduring longer hospital stays and facing higher rates of intensive care unit admission than patients in China.
Coronavirus Update: Stanford Doctors Begin Clinical Trial Of New Treatment For COVID-19 PatientsHoping it may be a 'magic bullet' in the battle against COVID-19, Stanford doctors have begun the clinical trial of a drug used to treat hepatitis patients on those infected with the coronavirus.
UCSF Study Reveals Smokers May Suffer More Severe COVID-19 SymptomsSmoking significantly worsens COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new analysis by UC-San Francisco of the association between smoking and progression of the infectious disease.