Posted 9:26 AM 5/2/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Research has uncovered new clues to the causes of Migraine headaches.
A new study looked at the genetics of two families prone to migraines and found many had a mutation of a specific gene, or were the child of a parent with the mutation.
Experts say the mutation affects the body's (More)
Posted 9:21 AM 5/1/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Nearly 20,000 people went to an emergency room in 2010 after taking a popular sleep drug.
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration studied adverse reactions to Zolpidem. It's the active ingredient in Ambien and other prescription sleep drugs.
Posted 5:30 PM 4/30/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians both nationwide and here on the Central Coast.In part two of our series The Doctor Deficit, we looked into what's being done locally, before the number gets out of control.
Posted 3:41 PM 4/30/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a (More)
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Posted 9:12 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The FDA is investigating the growing trend of foods and drinks touting an 'extra' boost of caffeine. The agency says it will study the potential impact these "new and easy sources" of caffeine will have on children and teens.
The move comes in responses to a new caffeinated gum that was (More)
Posted 9:05 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
New research suggests two doses of the HPV vaccine may be enough to protect girls against Cervical Cancer.
Young women typically get three doses of the vaccine, but the cost of the regimen has made it difficult to implement worldwide. A Canadian study looked at antibody levels for girls who got the regular three doses of the vaccine, and compared them to girls who got only two doses.
Those who got two doses had immune responses to the two most common types of HPV.
Posted 8:58 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
2013-04-30More programs are being used to help reduce the number of young people who become smokers.
A review of more than 100 studies in 25 countries found youth smoking was significantly lower when kids were exposed to smoking interventions.
The most successful programs helped develop social skills and taught ways for students to resist the social pressure to smoke.
Posted 4:30 PM 4/29/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
Have you had to wait an unusual amount of time to get an appointment with your doctor, or have you had trouble finding one at all?There seems to be a reason for that.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there's a critical shortage of primary care physicians on (More) • Video (1)
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Posted 3:12 PM 4/29/2013 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The federal receiver who controls medical care in California's prisons is ordering thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to hundreds of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths due to valley fever. Medical receiver J. Clark (More)
Posted 9:29 AM 4/29/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Getting lifestyle counseling and treatment from naturopathic doctors can reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
A yearlong Canadian study compared the effects of a typical medical care versus naturopathic lifestyle and diet counseling.
There was a 17% reduction in (More)