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3 hrs ago | Free Republic

Al Gore's youngest daughter Sarah, 35, gets remarried under an old pine tree

Sarah Gore has a very casual outdoor service on Sunday morning outside a coffee shop with her famous father walking across a patch of grass that served as the makeshift aisle.


Related Topix: Wedding

7 hrs ago |

New migraine treatments show promise

There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines.


Related Topix: Kings College, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Study examines patient preferences for emergency treatment of stroke

The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke, a finding that supports clinicians' use of this treatment if patient surrogates are not available to provide consent, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA , a neurology theme issue.



New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.


Related Topix: Medicine, Migraine Headache, Neurology

Codeine prescribed for kids despite warnings

A new report by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital raises red flags about the use of codeine as a pain killer and cough suppressant in children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, San Francisco, CA, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Science Daily

For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging

Telling someone to "act your age" is another way of asking him or her to behave better.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Medicine, Space, Genetics, us Travel, Travel


Despite recommendations, doctors still prescribing codeine for children

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco looked at emergency room visits among children between the ages of 3 and 17 from 2001 to 2010.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Harm-reduction program optimizes HIV/AIDS prevention

New research from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.


Related Topix: Drugs, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pediatrics

Visalia Times-Delta

Experts: Excess sugar intake 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: San Francisco, CA, Men in Black 3

Nature Neuroscience

Research Associate III or Senior Research Associate

About Gladstone Institutes: The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco , contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, , and neurological disease.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Sun Apr 20, 2014

USA Today

Children prescribed codeine despite safety concerns

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.


Related Topix: Pediatrics


Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project

Google's secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself - or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Genetics


S.J.'s 'surgeon general'

Dr. Alvaro Garza would feel satisfied he's doing a good job if, one day in Stockton and San Joaquin County, "healthy choices are the easy choices for everyone, every day, everywhere.


Related Topix: Stockton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, California, UC San Diego

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror


Kwock, who is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, received a medical degree from Tulane University, New Orleans; did internship training at University of California, San Francisco, and residency training at University of Illinois, Chicago.


Related Topix: Radiology, Medicine, Tulane University, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, California, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

Medical Daily

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors

Some new insurance beneficiaries of plans offered on the new online health exchanges lack sufficient numbers of clinicians, some say.


Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Health Insurance, Health

Business Journal

Life sciences startups outgrow their San Francisco incubators

The UpTake: San Francisco's biotech and cleantech enclave of Mission Bay has given rise to nearly 100 young companies.


Fri Apr 18, 2014

The American Journal of Managed Care

TCT 2013

Stay tuned for The American Journal of Managed Care's conference coverage of the 25th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, CA, October 27-November 1. Make sure to sign up for our daily e-mail blasts on our registration page , and check back here during the conference for the full TCT 25 coverage The first ... (more)


Star Tribune

Quitting smoking using e-cigarettes might not work, researchers say

From left: a filtered tobacco cigarette, an NJOY brand e-cigarette, a blu brand e-cigarette and a LuxuryLites brand e-hookah, in New York, March 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)


How to Quit Sugar for a Year

One woman's quest to eliminate the sweet stuff, and how she felt when she came out the other side.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods