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Calif. Flu Death Toll Rises Past 300; 50 Deaths in Bay Area

Calif. Flu Death Toll Rises Past 300; 50 Deaths in Bay Area

More than 300 Californians have died from the flu so far this winter season, 10 times the number of deaths reported... Read »

Feb 28, 2014
Bay Area Flu Death Toll Rises to 49

Bay Area Flu Death Toll Rises to 49

A Contra Costa County woman died recently from complications related to the flu, county health officials... Read »

Feb 26, 2014
Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including... Watch »

Feb 27, 2014
Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective... Watch »

Feb 24, 2014
Polio-Like Illness A Mystery in California

Polio-Like Illness A Mystery in California

A 4-year-old Berkeley girl is among an alarming number of California children who have experienced... Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after... Read »

Feb 22, 2014
Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock digs into a decades-old debate that marijuana is safer than alcohol. Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Measles, Flu Spike Concerns Health Officials

Measles, Flu Spike Concerns Health Officials

Health officials are saying 2014 is "off to a very bad start" after California reported 35... Read »

Feb 21, 2014
FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs... Read »

Feb 21, 2014
Poll: San Francisco Voters Back Soda Tax

Poll: San Francisco Voters Back Soda Tax

The push from San Francisco city supervisors to put a 2-cent-per-ounce levy on "sugary drinks" has... Read »

Feb 20, 2014
Stanford Study Finds Ticks Abundant in Bay Area

Stanford Study Finds Ticks Abundant in Bay Area

Some people think you have to be in the woods to encounter ticks, but a new Stanford study shows a simple walk... Watch »

Feb 18, 2014
U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

The Olympics are all about the athletes, but there is an immense support staff as well, including hundreds... Read »

Feb 19, 2014
Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

A Washington state company is recalling more than 100 tons of dried egg products over concerns about... Read »

Feb 16, 2014
Measles Warning After Infected Cal Student Rides BART

Measles Warning After Infected Cal Student Rides BART

Bay Area Health officials are notifying the public about a possible measles exposure after a UC Berkeley... Watch »

Feb 14, 2014
Chick-Fil-A to Serve Chicken Without Antibiotics

Chick-Fil-A to Serve Chicken Without Antibiotics

Chick-fil-A said Tuesday it plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five Read »

Feb 12, 2014
Cal Study: Marriage Improves With Age

Cal Study: Marriage Improves With Age

A long-term, 25-year study of marriage led by a UC Berkeley professor reveals that couples with... Read »

Feb 13, 2014
Controversial Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

Controversial Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

A new Canadian study that suggests mammograms don't lower the risk of dying of breast cancer even as they find many... Read »

Feb 12, 2014
Doctors' Group Issues 1st Guidelines to Prevent Strokes in Women

Doctors' Group Issues 1st Guidelines to Prevent Strokes in Women

The American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women, whose risks... Read »

Feb 6, 2014
FDA Issues New Rules on Baby Formula Safety

FDA Issues New Rules on Baby Formula Safety

New federal rules announced Thursday will crack down on the safety of infant formula in the United States and ensure... Read »

Feb 6, 2014
Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Could vitamin C help fight tumor cells? That's what a new study suggests, renewing a long-controversial theory. Read »

Feb 5, 2014
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