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Extra Oxygen Could Help Fight Cancer, Study Suggests
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Extra Oxygen Could Help Fight Cancer, Study Suggests

A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer. The immune system often can spot and destroy abnormal cells before they grow into cancer. But when tumors manage to take root, they put... Read »

17 minutes ago
McDonald's to Use Chicken Without Certain Antibiotics

McDonald's to Use Chicken Without Certain Antibiotics

McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from... Read »

6 hours ago
Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk

Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk

Fall and suffocation hazards prompted the recall of thousands of two-in-one bassinets. Watch »

6 hours ago
Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study

Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study

The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Experts Suggest Using More Hospital Rating Sites

Experts Suggest Using More Hospital Rating Sites

These days you can find out about the kind of care a hospital gives before you're laying in a hospital bed. Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Doctors Use New 3-D Tech to Prepare for Brain Surgery

Doctors Use New 3-D Tech to Prepare for Brain Surgery

A breakthrough technology called Surgical Theater is allowing brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, for the... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Dallas Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Hospital

Dallas Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Hospital

A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Parents Pressuring Doctors to Delay Vaccines: Survey

Parents Pressuring Doctors to Delay Vaccines: Survey

Parents are asking doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to... Read »

Mar 2, 2015
New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone

New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone

Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers. Watch »

Mar 1, 2015
Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital

Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
New Treatment May Prolong Lives of Breast Cancer Patients

New Treatment May Prolong Lives of Breast Cancer Patients

A new therapy, developed here in the Bay Area, is said to prolong the lives of breast cancer patients by nearly... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015
AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Up to 1,500 BART Riders Possibly Exposed to Measles: Officials

Up to 1,500 BART Riders Possibly Exposed to Measles: Officials

As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Marin Co. Polio Vaccinations Below National Average

Marin Co. Polio Vaccinations Below National Average

Polio vaccinations in Marin County are coming in well below the national average. Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Tech Workers Struggle with Weight Gain in Free-Everything Environment

Tech Workers Struggle with Weight Gain in Free-Everything Environment

It was part of college you've probably tried to forget: The Freshman 15. Well that weight-gain phenomenon is a... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Bill Would Ban Chewing Tobacco at Baseball Parks

Bill Would Ban Chewing Tobacco at Baseball Parks

Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at California baseball games. Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent... Read »

Feb 25, 2015

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