Health

Kidney Transplants

SF Surgeons Complete 12 Surgeries In 6-Way Kidney Transplant Chain

Three surgeries carried out Thursday and three on Friday at California Pacific Medical Center represent the largest kidney donation chain in the 44-year history of the hospital’s transplant center.

03/06/2015

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‘Superbug’ Infects Patients From 2nd Los Angeles Hospital

A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a “superbug” tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

03/04/2015

A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

03/04/2015

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Silicon Valley Startup Could Redefine Dental Care With New Toothpaste

A Silicon Valley startup wants you to think differently about the way you care for your mouth.

03/03/2015

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16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodorant

From lightbulbs to your bloodstream, genomes to Terminator-type robots, Google is involved in every aspect of your life–and even in extending life–and possibly preserving your digital self forever.

02/27/2015

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Hundreds Of Berkeley Diners Possibly Exposed To Measles

A person infected with measles who ate at a Berkeley restaurant may have exposed hundreds of fellow diners to the virus.

02/27/2015

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Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.

02/24/2015

Measles Vaccine Bottle

Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To Pass

Last Thursday, a state law was introduced that would eliminate the “personal belief” exception to California’s vaccination law. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on the proposed law.

02/23/2015

Peanut Toffee Crunch

Life-Threatening Food Allergies Overcome With New Therapy From Stanford Researchers

Every three minutes in the U.S. someone visits an emergency room with a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food, but now top researchers are exploring a promising experimental treatment.

02/23/2015

A doctor wearing protective gear stands in a space dedicated to the treatment of patients infected with Ebola during a demonstration in the infection control department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the Netherlands, on October 31, 2014.  (
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The 3 Types Of Superbug Bacteria Most Likely To Infect You

The outbreak of a “superbug” bacteria, killing two patients and sickening seven more is just a symptom of an increasingly alarming trend of bacteria evolving to survive the most stringent disinfectants and antiobiotic regimes.

02/19/2015

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