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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/12/new-device-brings-price-drop-in-diabetes-test-strips/ target=_blank >New Device Brings Price Drop in Diabetes Test Strips</a>

State of Health | June 12, 2014

New Device Brings Price Drop in Diabetes Test Strips

The company -- iHealth Labs -- says its test strips are a quarter of what many brand-name strips cost. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/11/school-lunch-debate-whats-at-stake/ target=_blank >School Lunch Debate: What’s At Stake?</a>

State of Health | June 11, 2014

School Lunch Debate: What’s At Stake?

Some lawmakers say schools should be able to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201406110850/b target=_blank >Google Offers Cloud Database to Aid Autism Research</a>

The California Report | June 11, 2014

Google Offers Cloud Database to Aid Autism Research

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

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/09/fruit-juice-vs-soda-both-beverages-pack-a-wallop-of-sugar-usc-study/ target=_blank >Fruit Juice vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack a Wallop of Sugar</a>

State of Health | June 9, 2014

Fruit Juice vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack a Wallop of Sugar

USC researchers report that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, making them just as unhealthful for you. ...Read More

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Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

KQED Science | June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

Hospitals use saline for everything from wound care to surgeries, but it could be next year before drug companies can catch up with demand. Turns out, it's not as simple to manufacture salty water as you might think.

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Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

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.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/02/stanford-study-should-there-be-a-ban-on-food-stamps-to-buy-soda/ target=_blank >Should There Be a Ban on Food Stamps to Buy Soda?</a>

State of Health | June 2, 2014

Should There Be a Ban on Food Stamps to Buy Soda?

Banning food stamps for sugary drinks could reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes rates, says Stanford study. ...Read More

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Apple Jumps Into Health and Fitness Market

KQED Science | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Apple Jumps Into Health and Fitness Market

With a new tool for consolidating health data, such as weight and sleep patterns, the company enters a $2 billion industry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/29/doctors-say-they-would-forego-aggressive-treatment-when-near-death/ target=_blank >Doctors Say They Would Forego Aggressive Treatment When Near Death</a>

State of Health | May 29, 2014

Doctors Say They Would Forego Aggressive Treatment When Near Death

A Stanford geriatrician surveyed 1,000 young doctors. Nearly 9 in 10 would limit care if terminally ill. ...Read More

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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

KQED Science | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

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.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/05/27/sweet-and-deadly-bat-borne-virus-brews-in-bangladeshs-date-palm-pots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sweet-and-deadly-bat-borne-virus-brews-in-bangladeshs-date-palm-pots target=_blank >Sweet and Deadly: Bat-Borne Virus Brews in Bangladesh’s Date Palm Pots</a>

QUEST | May 27, 2014

Sweet and Deadly: Bat-Borne Virus Brews in Bangladesh’s Date Palm Pots

Deforestation and increased interactions between humans and wildlife are implicated in the spread of the Nipah virus. ...Read More

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Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

KQED Science | May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

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.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/22/key-drivers-of-the-rise-in-double-mastectomies-anxiety-and-mris/ target=_blank >Key Drivers of the Rise in Double Mastectomies: Anxiety and MRIs</a>

State of Health | May 22, 2014

Key Drivers of the Rise in Double Mastectomies: Anxiety and MRIs

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

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/20/study-steps-to-save-lives-in-a-h7n9-flu-pandemic/ target=_blank >Study: Steps to Save Lives in a Flu Pandemic</a>

State of Health | May 20, 2014

Study: Steps to Save Lives in a Flu Pandemic

Thousands of lives and billions of dollars could be saved with new vaccine development technology and public health interventions. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/12/emotional-symptoms-can-linger-after-kids-concussions/ target=_blank >Emotional Symptoms Can Linger After Kids’ Concussions</a>

State of Health | May 13, 2014

Emotional Symptoms Can Linger After Kids’ Concussions

Frustration, irritability, and sleep difficulty a week or more after injury may signal a more serious concussion. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/13/study-does-a-junk-food-diet-make-you-tired/ target=_blank >Study: Does A Junk Food Diet Make You Tired?</a>

State of Health | May 13, 2014

Study: Does A Junk Food Diet Make You Tired?

In a UCLA study, the rats on the junk food diet rested nearly twice as long as the lean rats. ...Read More

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An Unusual Stanford Art Exhibit Draws Upon Disease for Inspiration

KQED Science | May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Unusual Stanford Art Exhibit Draws Upon Disease for Inspiration

Imagine entering an art museum, only to recognize a disease you've struggled with. A variety of maladies are featured in the exhibit “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/05/05/study-heavy-bleeding-very-common-as-women-approach-menopause/ target=_blank >Study: Heavy Bleeding Very Common As Women Approach Menopause</a>

State of Health | May 5, 2014

Study: Heavy Bleeding Very Common As Women Approach Menopause

This first large, multi-racial study helps define how common perimenopausal bleeding is, and should help doctors and women understand which changes do not require medical attention. ...Read More

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Consumer Gene Tests Face Uncertain Future

KQED Science | May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Consumer Gene Tests Face Uncertain Future

Personal genetics companies that offer health insights are working to satisfy federal regulators and keep up with changing science.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/29/silicon-valley-health-tech-entrepreneurs-wrestles-with-the-fda/ target=_blank >Silicon Valley Health-Tech Wrestles with the FDA</a>

State of Health | April 29, 2014

Silicon Valley Health-Tech Wrestles with the FDA

Why ignoring the FDA and pushing ahead with a product is not a viable option. ...Read More

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