Twitter is so freakin' credible popular now that plenty of people are turning to the social media platform to find out about health information rather than consulting a Merck Manual or asking their doctors. Perhaps social media -- or rather, certain forms of social media -- aren't overrun by crack ... More >>
Since the news broke that this winter is going to be a killer flu season (literally), San Francisco health officials thought it best to dole out some advice to help you bag of germs not spread the bug around the Bay Area. Just follow these guidelines, and we should all survive the cold: Step 1: g ... More >>
If you are a gay man and making plans to ring in 2013 in New York City, be sure to get your shots before you go. Health officials are asking homosexual men to play it safe and get vaccinated for Meningitis before traveling to New York where there's been a recent outbreak among gay men. On Novemb ... More >>
Readers, please be on the lookout for Violet, a 10-week-old terrier mix who was brazenly snatched in broad daylight from the San Francisco SPCA yesterday afternoon. Krista Maloney, spokeswoman for the SPCA, tells us that the brown-and-white pup had recently arrived at the adoption center after Anima ... More >>
Yikes! San Francisco health officials found five bats with rabies in the Lake Merced neighborhood, and want you all to watch out. The Health Department and the Mayor's Office issued a written warning to residents last night, and papered the neighborhood with flyers alerting people about the latest c ... More >>
So far this year, whooping cough has killed five babies in California. Although none of those were San Francisco children, cases of whooping cough in this city have increased sixfold -- and now the San Francisco Department of Public Health is considering a crackdown on children who are not vaccin ... More >>
Without a measles vaccine, your children's lives may be in danger.Just weeks ago, a San Francisco man who had traveled abroad brought back a deadly souvenier. He had spent some time in Europe with a friend who had been diagnosed with measles, and several days aft ... More >>
The Federation and Turk Talk survive major-label incompetence
Testing of a promising HIV vaccine requires volunteers who will couple for the cause
Sensational headlines coupled with fearmongering public health reports have HIV-positive men in San Francisco running scared. It doesn't have to be that way.
When a Latin lover suddenly splits town, his ex-boyfriend goes postal
As a young doctor's tragic fate makes clear, a lack of information about hepatitis B has put many Asian-American lives at risk
An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?
An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.
Some people with HIV don't get sick for years and years and years. Their lives might contain the clues for the cure.
Hepatitis B is the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases: It just can't get respect. But it sure can kill you.