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Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study
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Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is often genetic happenstance, according to a new study. Read »

2 hours ago
Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus

Santa Clara County health officials say a person infected with measles might have exposed hundreds of people as... Watch »

2 minutes ago
Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement, Union Says

Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with... Read »

3 hours ago
Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

Firefighters Contain 6-Alarm Fire in Pacifica

A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations and kept several people shut... Watch »

42 minutes ago
Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County

The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

More than 30 babies in Alameda County have been placed in home isolation after possible exposure to measles. Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

The number of measles cases in California has grown to 63 since the end of December, and the disease has now shown... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing. Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Kaiser Study Shows Many Kids Not Vaccinated

Kaiser Study Shows Many Kids Not Vaccinated

Over an 11-year period, Kaiser researchers found there are five geographic clusters where kids are either not... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Mental Health Care Workers Strike For Patient Care

Mental Health Care Workers Strike For Patient Care

About 200 Kaiser Permanente mental health workers marched this morning through Oakland to Kaiser's corporate... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

The flu season has taken a turn for the worse in the Bay Area. New figures show the number of flu-related deaths in... Watch »

Jan 18, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015

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