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.
HealthWatch: Technology Leading To More Voice ProblemsPop singer Adele’s voice problems are getting lots of attention, but vocal-cord issues are growing among non-singers as well -- fueled by new technologies that have us all talking more.
HealthWatch: Shoes Designed To Ease Foot Pain For Expecting MomsMany women complain of swollen and achy feet late in pregnancy, but now there is a line of footwear designed to address the needs of those mothers-to-be.
HealthWatch: Robotic Surgery Helps Sleep Apnea SufferersIt’s estimated 10 to 12 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, when the airway is blocked during sleep. The condition can lead to all sorts of health problems. Now a new robotic surgery could be the solution.