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Over 200 health professionals gather to improve palliative care in California

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hosted a two-day conference in Newport Beach, California April 10 and 11, 2014 entitled Exploring New Horizons for Palliative Care .


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Newport Beach, CA, Nursing, San Francisco, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Herding Cells With Electrcity Could Lead To Smart Bandages

Researchers have used an electrical current to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications such as "smart bandages" that use electrical stimulation to help heal wounds.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley


Studies raise doubts e-cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco

Researchers say the evidence for that has been 'unconvincing,' and they suggest that regulations should forbid such claims until there is supporting research.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

New University

New Personal Protective Equipment Distributed to Lab Personnel

Lab personnel from UC Irvine were thrilled to receive brand new safety gear at the Bren Events Center last week as a result of the new Personal Protective Equipment policy signed by former UC President Yudof to ensure a safer working environment in all UC campus laboratories.


Related Topix: UC Irvine

The Daily Beast

WTF Is Up With Measles?If you're vaccinated against...

A recent report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases documented a fully vaccinated 22-year-old in New York City, who contracted measles and was contagious, transmitting the disease to 4 of 88 people she was in contact with.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Toddlers, Family, us Travel, Travel

Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Soft drinks contain more sugar than people think. An average 12-fluid ounce can of soda has 40 grams of sugar, or the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Men in Black 3, Life, Food, Nutrition, Dieting, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

According to the New York Times , some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

April 15: Last call to buy health insurance for 2014

Mathew King's inurance office including Sara Gracia, Shea Yan and Toni Hagist, will be having a big party after Tuesday, the last day to buy a health insurance policy in 2014.


Related Topix: California, Aptos, CA

The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

Rupa and the April Fishes' latest release, Live at the Independent , was recorded in concert at a San Francisco Walk Against Rape fundraiser.


Related Topix: The Mission (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA


Transplant Drugs May Fight HIV Reservoir

Immunosuppressant drugs used to prevent rejction of transplanted organs may combat the HIV reservoir.


Related Topix: Rapamune, Sirolimus (generic), Medicine

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Family undergoes a year without sugar to fight addiction, weight gain, diabetes

It sounds like a recipe for "how to be a mean mommy." Announce to your family that for the following year, no sugar will be permitted.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA, Metabolic Syndrome, Life, Food, Nutrition

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Liver Cancer

The Jewish Journal

Latest salvo in circumcision war, study cuts against 'intactivist' arguments

A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014


Possibility of a new attention disorder spurs research, and a debate

With more than 6 million U.S. children having received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, concern has been rising that the condition is being significantly misdiagnosed and overtreated with prescription medications.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina

Potrero View

Muni Proposal Has Some Hill Residents Fuming

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is proposing bus route changes to the Southside neighborhoods.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Men in Black 3, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Dieting

The Daily Democrat

2 new pediatricians in YoloCounty

Dr. Fruzza received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Osteopathy, Fresno, CA

Thu Apr 10, 2014


Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite

A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Activism

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Rescue crews search ocean for missing teen

Rescue crews in San Francisco are still searching for a 14-year-old boy in the waters off the city's Ocean Beach after his father and cousin were saved.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Medical News Today

Trial identifies breast cancer patients likely to benefit from experimental drug

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer