The myth that medical cannabis is a myth has been fairly exploded by now -- at least according to, you know, science and healthcare professionals, who have produced data that pot shrinks tumors, soothes pain, and otherwise aids human beings for decades. Anyone still on the fence -- and especially a ... More >>
A UCSF employee is expected to appear in court today to answer to charges of pilfering thousands of dollars out of the university's funds for organ transplant patients, officials said.District Attorney George Gascón said Dulce Tattiana Reyes worked as a Campus Finance Manager where she was responsi ... More >>
Angel Raich is busy dying. The famous marijuana activist -- who took the federal government to the Supreme Court of the United States for the right to use medical cannabis -- was, earlier this year diagnosed with an inoperable terminal brain tumor, a condition that causes frequent seizures as wel ... More >>
UCSFDr. Kevin MackUPDATE: Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield tells SF Weekly that witnesses said the shuttle driver ran a red light. Yesterday, we delivered the sad news about Kevin Mack, a UCSF psychiatrist who was killed in a major car crash. Mack was on his way to work when a big rig collided with th ... More >>
View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2011 in a larger map We're blessed to live in a part of the world where we have access to fresh, ripe, unadulterated fruit, plucked at local farms and brought to our very fingertips at a bevy of farmers' markets across the city. In fact, the handful of farmers' ma ... More >>
GrossWe've already determined that in San Francisco you won't get arrested for walking through city streets with your genitals flapping in the air. But what happens when you cross onto private property sans pants?At about dinnertime, an unexpected guest arrived at a home on the 700 block of ... More >>
Calm down, people...Update 12/3: TSA slaps us on the wrist about using this picture. This is an old image. The newer ones look more like Egyptian hieroglyphics. Among the elements of paranoia and righteousness emanating from those opting out of TSA scans today, U.C. San Francisco radiology specia ... More >>
They still do...U.C. San Francisco's Headache Center has just released a stupefying new study regarding what drug remedies major headaches most effectively. Would you believe -- aspirin ? As reported in the current issue of Neurology, the most effective remedy for headaches and migraines triggere ... More >>
A study involving drunken, mutant mice and a DNA sequence researchers cleverly nicknamed "lightweight" may lead to a greater understanding of human alcoholism. According to a paper penned by U.C. San Francisco researchers appearing in the current edition of PLoS Genetics, the "lightweight" mutant ... More >>
The rabble-rousers of the ABU have helped to achieve local hiring goals.
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
Say hello to your neighbors and to fresh farmers' fare: your favorite neighborhood farmers' markets are back in full swing. Last Wednesday marked the much-anticipated comeback of the Castro market, open Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. through the end of October, rain or shine. Two more neighborhood mar ... More >>
Get Me Out Of This Cafeteria!Hundreds of kids have found themselves stranded in the cafeteria and lobby areas of the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center since the teaching hospital in November instituted a policy barring children under 16 from visiting patients, the facility' ... More >>
It's almost the end of the year, and we're extremely grateful to the readers who visited our site in 2009. Here are the Snitch posts that garnered the highest readership, and reflect what is truly important to you: sex, crime, and weed. And serial killers.10. Lawsuit Alleges ER Doctor Let Man D ... More >>
Red shoes!It seems this is the year for folks to plunder weekly newspapers. Over the summer, some unknown miscreant drove off with the San Francisco Bay Guardian's eye-catching van, eventually ditching the vehicle in Sea Cliff where it stuck out like ... vestiges of the Guardian in Sea Cliff. Now ... More >>
Another genetic mutation...Milli Vanilli finally has the excuse they've been waiting for: It's not that they can't sing -- they just don't have musical talent in their blood. In the latest edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, U.C San Francisco researchers say they've discovered a regio ... More >>
Dr. David KesslerOur paper's regular readers may recall a gem penned in April of last year by Ron Russell, in which he profiled Dr. David Kessler, the former dean of U.C. San Francisco Medical School ousted after years of complaining about "alleged financial malfeasance at the institution he was hir ... More >>
UCSF researchers have taken this off the prostate blacklistAnyone creating a videogame football roster from scratch knows how it goes: You make him strong, he's going to be slow; you give him speed he's going to be easily tackled; you give him arm strength, he's going to get busted mid-season for a ... More >>
If you had your head in the sand regarding Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, you can be forgiven -- it's easy to get distracted what with this being the week alloted to infertility and crime victims and the month to be aware of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, autism, and Cesareans (the C-sectio ... More >>
Trouble brewingA 20-year study conducted by U.C. San Francisco researchers demonstrated alarmingly disproportionate results between whites and blacks when it comes to developing heart failure by age 50. Of the 5,115 subjects in the study, 27 developed heart failure by the time they were in their mid ... More >>
"Back off, I'm a scientist." Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center have discovered a region of the human genome that determines how the body reacts to jug wine, according to findings announced in the Dec. 8 online edition of the Proceedin ... More >>
Will a lobbyist for a local healthcare union extend a bill proven bad for patients' health?
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
Week of Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A treasure trove of damning evidence against Big Tobacco has been unearthed at UCSF
Full Moon Paddles
Watching the motorcycle cops drive by from the Last Supper Club and Fringale
An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?
Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.
They are the "AIDS babies." Born before doctors learned how to prevent HIV transmission to newborns, hundreds of California kids are growing up under the burden of a deadly disease.
A high-flying New Age company is grounded amid allegations that its main financial backer embezzled $4.5 million from UCSF
Legoland Solves All Your Problems
UCSF's Stanley Prusiner is a Nobel laureate and superstar of medical research. But employees don't feel safe working for him.
Researchers are stunned by a gland they thought dormant
UCSF students wish the medical school would tend to their health
The insatiable desire for bigger and better lured thousands of men into the operating room for penile augmentation surgery. Now, one of the nation's top docs is trying to clean up the mess.
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