Could An Insulin Pill Prevent Diabetes? New Study Seeks To Answer That QuestionMore than 400 children and adults are participating in U.S. government-funded international research to find out whether insulin capsules can prevent or delay Type 1 diabetes.
Medical Programs In Public Schools Diversify Future Doctors In CaliforniaKaiser Permanente is helping kids pursue medical careers with the Hippocrates Circle, a program offered in conjunction with the school districts and geared towards middle school students from minority populations.
New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California KidsJust days after getting the upper respiratory illness, children couldn't move parts of their bodies, and the cause of the strange and sudden paralysis has doctors concerned.
SF Surgeons Complete 12 Surgeries In 6-Way Kidney Transplant ChainThree 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.
Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side AffectA patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.
Morgan Hill Middle School Warns Parents Of ‘Triple C’ Fad That Hospitalized 3 8th GradersA letter is going out to parents in Morgan Hill about an incident this week involving three 8th grade girls sent to the hospital after taking excessive amounts of an over-the-counter cold medicine apparently for its intoxicating effects.
CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For ItU.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
Beagles Rescued From Labs In Bay Area, Nation After Being Used For Chemical TestingIt's biotech's dirty little secret: We discovered at least four companies in the Bay Area are testing everything from medicine to chemical products on dogs. Most won't survive. But for the ones that do, there is a chance at a new life.
$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous ProblemsA billion dollar prison medical clinic that's sitting half empty will start readmitting the state's sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.
Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM AwardsThe two artists will perform their duet "Medicine" live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.
Jefferson Award Winner Gives Girls Hands-On Experience In Male-Dominated Fields
Berkeley, Stanford Researchers Win Nobel Prize For MedicineAmericans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.