Posted 12:11 PM 4/26/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Harvard scientists may have discovered a new way to treat type 2 diabetes.
The discovery is centered on a hormone called beta-trophin. Researchers say that in mice, the hormone leads to an enormous boost in beta cell production by the pancreas. It is at least 30 times more than the normal rate.
Much more work needs to be done, including lab work involving human patients. But if it proves effective, it could someday replace insulin injections.
Posted 1:42 PM 4/25/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Several local hospitals have recently received awards for excellence.
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, and Marian Regional Medical Center have all been recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement. The special designation is made by Blue (More)
Posted 9:50 AM 4/24/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Obese men are at a higher risk for Prostate Cancer, even after an initial benign biopsy.
Columbia University researchers followed a group of men after they had a prostate biopsy with non-cancerous results. Obese men were more likely to have pre-cancerous lesions in their biopsy than men who maintained a healthy weight.
After 14 years, those who were obese at the time of the biopsy were 57% more likely to have developed prostate cancer.
Posted 9:29 AM 4/23/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
A new study shows many parents are giving their young kids medicines they shouldn't.
According to a University of Michigan Poll, 40% of parents have given children under the age of four over the counter cough and cold medications. 25% of parents that participated said they gave their children (More)
Posted 11:09 AM 4/19/2013 by NBC News
Mammogram rates among younger women have not declined despite recent recommendations against annual screenings.
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force advised against yearly mammograms for women in their 40's because there was a lower cancer risk and a high number of false (More)
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