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New Treatment May Prolong Lives of Breast Cancer Patients
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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 16 months. Doctors say it's unprecedented. Read »

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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 cond... 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 prob... 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
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Calif. Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension

Calif. Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension

California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they... Read »

Feb 22, 2015
Breakthrough Device Could Help Sleep Apnea

Breakthrough Device Could Help Sleep Apnea

If you snore or have sleep apnea, there is a breakthrough treatment that may help, without the awkward masks typica... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
New Sterilization Rules Combat

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone... Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Measles Outbreak Linked to Strain in Philippines

Measles Outbreak Linked to Strain in Philippines

NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd has the latest updates on the California measles outbreak and details on how the strain... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015
New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific... Read »

Feb 18, 2015

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