HealthWatch: Do Grandmother’s Home Remedies Really Work?From chicken soup to an apple a day, home remedies have been around for ages. But do they really work?
HealthWatch: FDA Approves Mountain View Firm's Weight-Loss PillThe pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
HealthWatch: Scientists Investigate Mysterious Decline Of California Sea OttersA group of scientists are keeping a close eye at the health of sea otters off the California coast. They may be cute and furry, but California sea otters are facing a mystery threat.
California Pacific Medical Center Performs 4-Way Kidney TransplantUntil Thursday, when all eight people were formally introduced at the hospital on Buchanan Street, the individuals involved did not know for sure who donated to whom.
HealthWatch: 3 Heart Transplants In 3 Days At Packard Children's HospitalThree people have a new chance at life after they received heart transplants at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The transplants took place over a three-day span earlier this month.
HealthWatch: New Autism Test Claims Quick ResultsIf you suspect your child might have autism, getting answers as fast as possible can be crucial. A researcher may have found a way to unlock the mysteries of the puzzling disorder in just minutes.
HealthWatch: Is Greek Yogurt Really Better For You?It seems like everyone is eating Greek yogurt these days. While it’s thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, is it healthier?
HealthWatch: Don’t Count Weight Loss Among Yoga’s BenefitsA growing number of Americans are choosing to unplug from stressed-out, buzzed-up lives with the help of Yoga - but new research suggests that there are limits to the benefits of the ancient practice.
HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved CareA college professor and mother of two with a serious illness said a Bay Area hospital denied potentially life-prolonging treatment, despite approval from her insurance company.
HealthWatch: Stanford Researching Microscopic Medical DevicesFrom cochlear implants to pacemakers, implantable medical devices are becoming smaller and smaller. Researchers are working on a class of medical devices that are so small they can travel through the bloodstream.
HealthWatch: Tips To Combat 'iPad Shoulder'Much as we love modern technology, it seems in advancements sometimes come with a cost to our general health. Many users of the iPad have reported pain in the neck or shoulder - labeled by some as "iPad shoulder."
HealthWatch: Stem Cells Heal Heart Attack ScarsThe researchers found that patients treated with stem cells experienced almost a 50 percent reduction of heart attack scars within 12 months of treatment, while the eight patients who received conventional treatment saw no reductions in damage.