Posted 9:16 PM 6/4/2013 by KSBY Staff
Get Covered Central Coast is hosting two free community forums to provide the public with information about the new health insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
"Understanding the Individual Mandate to Purchase Health Insurance" will first be held at Twin Cities Community (More)
Posted 3:28 PM 6/3/2013 by NBC News
Slathering on sunscreen is the gold standard for skin cancer prevention, and now research suggests it can also slow the aging process.
Australian researchers analyzed the skin of more than 900 people under the age of 56.
Posted 9:26 AM 5/31/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
While in-flight emergencies are rare, if one occurs, there's a good chance a doctor or nurse is available to help.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburg studied medical calls made during flights from 2008 to 2010. They found there were nearly 12,000 calls. Physicians on board were (More)
Posted 9:16 AM 5/31/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
FDA officials say Magnesium Sulfate should not be used to prevent preterm contractions for more than a week.
Magnesium is only approved to prevent seizures in pregnant women with high blood pressure, but is sometimes used off-label to stop pre-term labor.
The FDA received reports of (More)
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Posted 9:28 AM 5/29/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The Twin Cities are the fittest in the country, according to the American Fitness Index.
The American College of Sports Medicine created the rankings based on the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States. The study took into account the environmental and physical health, the amount (More)
Posted 9:20 AM 5/29/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A Harvard study reveals college women binge drink more often than men.
Researchers followed nearly 1,000 college freshmen for two years and found women were more likely to exceed the recommended weekly guidelines for alcohol consumption than men.
The guidelines from the National Institute of Health says the women tended to develop drinking habits at lower levels of alcohol consumption than their male peers.
Posted 9:22 AM 5/28/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Scientists say they've confirmed that a new strain of bird flu may be resistant to anti-viral drugs, like Tamiflu.
Chinese researchers swabbed 14 patients with the H7N9 virus, which has already killed 36 people. In the majority of patients, Tamiflu reduced the amount of the virus.
But in three more severe cases, the drug did not affect the virus. Experts say Tamiflu is still the best treatment option.
Posted 10:05 AM 5/27/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
If your toddler doesn't sleep well at night, it may be because of his genes.
Researchers in Canada surveyed the parents of nearly 1,000 twins. Genetics appeared to influence how long children slept at night, particularly for kids who woke up frequently.
By the time they reached 18 months old, environmental factors became an added factors. Experts say that's the age when teaching kids good nighttime sleep habits would be beneficial.
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Posted 9:59 AM 5/27/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Many parents aren't talking to their kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
A new report from the government's substance abuse and mental health services administration finds nearly one in 10 parents didn't discuss smoking, drinking, or drug abuse with their teenagers during the past (More)
Posted 9:27 AM 5/24/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A drug used to treat a type of skin cancer may reverse memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's Disease.
Researchers tested the drug Bexarotene on mice that had gene mutations similar to humans with Alzheimer's Disease. The mice quickly regained their lost cognitive skills, but there was no evidence that the drug cleared the plaques from their brains.