A study shows there may be some truth to common beliefs about what makes men and women tick.
Regulators Thursday took steps to ban synthetic fats from processed foods like microwave popcorn and frozen pizzas.
Ever younger people are suffering strokes, according to two studies published on Thursday.
In a new study, scans reveal “profound abnormalities” in the brain activity of retired NFL players.
An experimental blood test has shown promise toward detecting early lung cancer.
Rotisserie chicken from the South San Francisco Costco has been recalled in connection with a salmonella outbreak.
A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue treated in a lab.
Hold the Jarritos — our neighbor to the south is declaring war on waistlines with a possible 1-peso tax on pop.
Tests found 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal products contained high levels of a cancer-causing ingredient.
Nine cases of E. coli infection have been traced back to the Inner Richmond’s Burma Superstar restaurant.
Fresh research could pave the way to treat people afflicted with allergies to cats and dogs.
Next year Stanford researchers begin human clinical trials on an antibody that has destroyed all cancers in mice.
Family House will more than double its capacity to house children receiving life-saving treatment and their families.
Researchers said Monday they have devised a test that can detect bladder cancer from certain odors in the urine.
A new campaign aims to bring breast cancer awareness to the streets via specialty pink license plates.
Researchers expressed optimism over their search for a cure ahead of a major conference in Kuala Lumpur.
A study by the American College of Sports Medicine ranks the Bay Area as the fourth healthiest region in the United States.
Tenofovir, used to treat patients with HIV, reduced infection rates among drug users in a new study.
A study found men who ate more vegetables and olive oil after a prostate cancer diagnosis saw better survival rates.
A new UC Berkeley study found that stuff you’re smearing on your lips could be toxic to your health.
Clinical trials of an vaccine designed to halt the virus that leads to AIDS were halted after discovering it did not stop infection.
Work by UCSF researchers found laser light aimed at part of the brain can zap away cocaine addiction in rats.
It isn’t every day you can make crude sex jokes about philanthropy, but today is one of them.
Data from French doctors suggest shaving or waxing your, um, private area can be hazardous to your health.
A class that rewards high schoolers with condoms will reduce STDs and unwanted pregnancies, advocates say.
Since 1976, rates for breast cancer in women 25 to 39 years old increased from 1.53 to 2.90 per 100,000 in 2009.
After years of research and approval in Europe, the first bionic eye has finally seen the light of day in the United States.
A new study shows women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments.
John Mackey is no longer saying the Affordable Care Act is tantamount to “socialism.” Now, it’s “fascism.”
The flu is serious this season, with officials suggesting everyone get vaccinated in the wake of five deaths statewide.
For anyone that rolls their eyes every time the flu is mentioned on the news, you should really start taking this seriously.
Snuff out your cigarettes San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors are getting serious.
An Australian scientist says he has discovered how to turn the HIV virus against itself to stop it progressing to AIDS.
Paxti’s Chicago Pizza, famous for their deep dish pizzas, reaches deep in its pockets to settle unpaid Healthy SF fees.
Bad news, fellow Americans: We are in worse health, die earlier and suffer from more disease than residents of other wealthy nations.
From 2000 to 2009, cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent among women.
Like many things in The City, garbage is a process full of politics and intrigue. And it stinks.
Fracking rules floated in California do little to allay concerns of residents and environmental groups.
New research shows that the Bay Area is among four regions in California with higher than average rates of breast cancer.
Researchers say tuna should be a very limited part of children’s diets, with light tuna being safer than albacore.
Supervisor David Campos wants to take another look at surcharges and employee accounts for The City’s universal health program.
West Portal’s Cafe For All Seasons was ordered closed after colonies of cockroaches were uncovered by inspectors. Yuck.
Two students sickened by chickenpox have prompted SF State health officials to warn about possible exposure on campus.
A new treatment that involves injecting an animal’s own stem cells into arthritic joints is working wonders on a San Rafael dog.
What started off as a scrape on Lori Madsen’s arm quickly turned into a fight for her life.
Residents are being asked to be extra careful after a second animal on the Peninsula tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Most restaurants surveyed by a grand jury that collected money for employee healthcare ended up just pocketing much of the money.
Keep your hiking boots high and tight this summer because California is crawling with snakes.
An influx of newly insured patients under President Obama’s healthcare law could further strain California’s underfunded healthcare system.
We tell our kids to eat right. Then we send them to school to eat congealed mashed potatoes and mystery meat?
Mike’s Pharmacy in Oakland is participating in a pilot program to make HIV screenings a permanent service in drugstores nationwide.
Despite popular belief, Lyme-bearing ticks are a local issue, especially in Sonoma and Marin. Don’t get bitten.
San Francisco youth have armed themselves with poetry in the fight against diabetes.
Try not to think of this article the next time you go in for major surgery.
Imagine paying ten times more than you should for surgery, just to have your doctor pocket some of the extra dough. Outraged? You should be.
Years have passed, fingers have been pointed, and now it seems The City is finally making headway in cleaning up Lake Merced.
When it comes to another dollar in taxes on a pack of cigarettes, supporters and opponents are making their voices heard.
Stop worrying about germs on a public restroom doorknob, because there is a new bacteria carrier in town: You.
Technology can be both a boon and a pain. But for kids like Grace Lee, it bears an important gift.
Stay away from the pink slime and move onto some happy meat.
Oakland’s most famous establishment of higher education has fallen on not so high times.
Illegal skin creams sold to lighten one’s complexion pose a health risk to cream users and their families.
Nitrate groundwater contamination, which can be fatal, has spread across California’s farming communities.
There’s a gang of clowns who are roaming Bay Area hospitals and looking to stir things up. Their objective is singular: to find your funny bone.
Norovirus aka “the stomach bug” has been spreading through the Bay Area at a record-setting rate.
Many fathers bond with their sons over baseball and girls. This father is helping his son fight brain degeneration.
Taking notice of the high rates of STDs among teenagers, health officials have launched a condom program to make safe sex more practical.