Medicine

Three-dimensional image of Enterovirus D68 (CREDIT: COURTESY OF YUE LIU AND MICHAEL ROSSMANN, PURDUE UNIVERSITY)

New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California Kids

Just 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.

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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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Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side Affect

A patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.

02/16/2015

Cough and cold medicine. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Morgan Hill Middle School Warns Parents Of ‘Triple C’ Fad That Hospitalized 3 8th Graders

A 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.

01/13/2015

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.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.

12/02/2014

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

Beagles Rescued From Labs In Bay Area, Nation After Being Used For Chemical Testing

It’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.

11/04/2014

Stockton Hospital Prison Inmates Healthcare

$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous Problems

A 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.

07/22/2014

Blake Shelton, Shakira

Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

Dr/. Lattanza works with her students. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Girls Hands-On Experience In Male-Dominated Fields

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A program teaching a room full of teenaged girls to work with power tools and thousand dollar screws as a way to connect to careers in science is the brainchild […]

02/13/2014

Randy Schekman, of the University of California at Berkeley's department of molecular and cell biology was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine. (CBS)

Berkeley, Stanford Researchers Win Nobel Prize For Medicine

Americans 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.

10/07/2013

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