Posted 10:40 AM 10/23/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Nearly 8,000,000 Americans have higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not even to be considered diabetes.
Researchers are studying if Vitamin D can help these people avoid the disease. The National Institute of Health will enroll 2,500 adults with pre-diabetes from 20 areas across the (More)
Posted 3:53 PM 10/22/2013 by KSBY News
That shiny new iPad could harbor more bacteria than a toilet seat according to a recent European investigation.
We run our fingers all over them while working, eating, and even using the restroom.
Posted 11:08 AM 10/22/2013 by KSBY News
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Eyes of Hope outreach program will be offering free eye exams and glasses to uninsured San Luis Obispo County residents.
The state-of-the-art mobile eye clinic will be parked in the Sierra Vista Hospital Parking Lot between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
The goal (More)
Posted 9:04 AM 10/22/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Doctors have a better understanding of what causes some infants to develop a condition called Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis, also known as HPS.
HPS causes stomach obstructions, and it can only be fixed with surgery.
Researchers have known that the risk is highest for first-born (More)
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Posted 8:59 AM 10/22/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Exercise is beneficial to more than just your waistline.
A new British study looked at the daily exercise levels of almost 5,000 11-year-olds and compared that to their academic performance in English, Math, and Science.
Researchers found the kids who did the most moderate to vigorous exercise scored higher in all three subjects than kids who exercised the least.
Researchers say the academic benefits of exercise last throughout the mid-teen years.
Posted 9:20 AM 10/21/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
According to researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, requiring teens to get whooping cough booster shots has led to a decrease in infants who have been hospitalized with the disease.
Researchers say that after the CDC started requiring teens to get the shots, they saw (More)
Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Learning new skills could be the key to keeping your mind sharp.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas looked at how different activities impact the memory skills of older adults.
They found when seniors engaged in familiar activities at home, like listening to classical (More)
Posted 9:09 AM 10/18/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The National Center for Health Statistics says the U.S. obesity rate is holding steady at a third of the population.
Nearly 35% of American Adults are considered obese according to the Body Mass Index measurement.
Experts say obesity rates might actually be leveling off because the (More)
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Posted 9:01 AM 10/18/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
New research finds getting a good night's sleep is literally a cleansing experience.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center studied mice to figure out what happens in the brain when we're sleeping.
They injected brain plaque into each mouse. Then, they kept some (More)
Posted 2:07 PM 10/17/2013 by NBC News
New research reveals today's teenagers may be more susceptible to the herpes virus.
The CDC study suggests because fewer teens are exposed in their childhood to HSV1, the strain of herpes that causes cold sores, they lack the antibodies that protect them from the virus when they become sexually active.
Blood samples from 14 to 19-year olds showed a 23% drop in antibodies for HSV1 over the past decade.