Most of us have heard about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. But it's not the cholesterol that causes harm, it's the particles that carry it. And routine blood tests don't measure them.
(Getty Images) By David Gorn, California Healthline CMS officials released federal guidance for states on Medicaid coverage of autism therapy on Monday, and that guidance indicates it is covered for beneficiaries under age 21. “ABA therapy must be covered (by Medi-Cal). It's very, very clear.” “It's a good day. ...Read More
(Getty Images) New research from Stanford shows that physical activity — or lack thereof — may be a bigger driver of the obesity epidemic than diet is. The rate of Americans reporting inactivity has skyrocketed. The researchers looked at national survey results of people's health habits — including diet and exercise — from ...Read More
(Getty Images) By Charles Siler, Berkeleyside Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to include a proposal that would tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot. Voters will decide on penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.The measure, which proposes a one-cent-per-ounce charge at the distributor level, would ...Read More
In the U.S. 95 percent of mammography machine are now digital.(Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images) By Kara Manke, NPR Medicare spending on breast cancer screening for women age 65 and older has jumped nearly 50 percent in recent years. But the rise in price was not associated with an improvement in the ...Read More
Pelvic exam has no benefits, lots of harms, for healthy, asymptomatic women. ...Read More
An online service called Promethease allows you to convert your genetic ancestry data into health data. If you do, keep in mind that you may miss key health data because your ancestry test might not have been designed to find important health markers.
If a woman's reproductive system is aging more slowly, it could mean the rest of her is aging more slowly, too. ...Read More
Vaccines are key, and pregnant women should be vaccinated in their 3rd trimester to protect their babies. ...Read More
Stanford's Dr. James Chang combines sculpture and 3-D technology to help surgeons envision human anatomy. ...Read More
Still, the study does not show that pesticide exposure causes autism. ...Read More
The children are eating restaurant food and then running around to "push the system to the limit." ...Read More
Advocates say federal approval of an autism therapy in two states means California must also offer it. ...Read More
California would have been first state in the nation to require a health warning label on soda. ...Read More
The core of the Centering Pregnancy model is medical care, education and support -- in a group setting. ...Read More
Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.
Public health officials report a surge in the number of those suffering from sometimes-fatal infection. ...Read More
The Food and Drug Administration has added valley fever to a priority list that should give a boost to researchers fighting the mysterious fungal disease. Since valley fever isn't a nationwide problem, it's gotten little federal attention, and that's been frustrating to Central Valley health officials. ...Read More