Posted 3:29 PM 12/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gilead Sciences Inc. says the federal government has approved its highly anticipated hepatitis C drug that is expected to offer a faster cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill Sovaldi as (More)
Posted 7:24 PM 12/5/2013 by Keli Moore, KSBY News
For years, medical experts have searched for ways to alleviate lower back pain in the least invasive way. Today, a Central Coast doctor is doing just that.
"I don't know what they call it," said Mary Elizabeth Bishop, who lives in Lompoc.
Medical professionals call it stitchless (More)
Posted 11:39 AM 12/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
3D mammograms appear to detect more cancers and lead to fewer callbacks than traditional imaging.
University of Pennsylvania researchers compared scans of thousands of women who underwent screening mammograms in 2011. 3D mammograms found 22% more cancers than conventional mammograms and reduced unnecessary call-backs by almost 2%.
Experts say 3D mammograms may be more effective because it gives Radiologists a clearer view of breast tissue.
Posted 11:40 AM 12/2/2013 by NBC News
New research suggests toddlers may learn better when they're in a familiar environment, such as a high chair, and are allowed to get as messy as they want.
The study from the University of Iowa found toddlers learned new words for things like applesauce and pudding when they could play with it..
In other words, let them make an absolute mess!
In the study, 16-month-olds were given 14 nonsolid objects, mostly food and drink.
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Posted 2:43 PM 11/29/2013 by NBC News
Men with prostate cancer can improve their disease status by following a healthy diet and taking fish oil supplements.
Researchers at UCLA had a group of men with prostate cancer follow a low-fat diet and take fish oil supplements for four to six weeks. Another group followed a higher-fat (More)
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