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
The company -- iHealth Labs -- says its test strips are a quarter of what many brand-name strips cost. ...Read More
What if using cloud computing to store huge amounts of genetic information led to new ways to diagnose and even treat autism? Google is offering just that kind of computing muscle, teaming up with an advocacy group called Autism Speaks. ...Read More
USC researchers report that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, making them just as unhealthful for you. ...Read More
Disease-causing pathogens, like MRSA and E. coli bacteria, can linger for days on surfaces in airplane cabins, according to new research results from Auburn University.
A Stanford geriatrician surveyed 1,000 young doctors. Nearly 9 in 10 would limit care if terminally ill. ...Read More
A team of neuroscientists at the University of California at San Francisco is embarking on a $70 million project, funded by the Department of Defense, to develop treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and other mental disorders.
Deforestation and increased interactions between humans and wildlife are implicated in the spread of the Nipah virus. ...Read More
More than a quarter-million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, but younger vets aren't the only ones dealing with it. Even today, veterans from conflicts as far back as World War II struggle with symptoms.
More than two-thirds of the women who had the double mastectomy had no risk factors that would make it more likely that they would get breast cancer again. ...Read More