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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/20/stanford-tests-artificial-pancreas-on-children-with-diabetes/ target=_blank >Stanford Tests Artificial Pancreas on Children with Diabetes</a>

State of Health | June 20, 2014

Stanford Tests Artificial Pancreas on Children with Diabetes

The children are eating restaurant food and then running around to "push the system to the limit." ...Read More

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Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids

KQED Science | June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids

Concerned over childhood obesity, an increasing number of doctors are prescribing time outdoors. In Oakland, local parks and a children's hospital have teamed up to get more kids outside.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/19/another-step-closer-to-autism-therapy-as-medi-cal-benefit/ target=_blank >Another Step Closer to Autism Therapy as Medi-Cal Benefit?</a>

State of Health | June 19, 2014

Another Step Closer to Autism Therapy as Medi-Cal Benefit?

Advocates say federal approval of an autism therapy in two states means California must also offer it. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/18/california-assembly-rejects-sugary-drink-warning-label/ target=_blank >California Assembly Rejects Sugary Drink Warning Label</a>

State of Health | June 18, 2014

California Assembly Rejects Sugary Drink Warning Label

California would have been first state in the nation to require a health warning label on soda. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/18/in-san-francisco-centering-pregnancy-outside-the-box-prenatal-care/ target=_blank >Low-Income Latinas Turn to Group Visits for Prenatal Care</a>

State of Health | June 18, 2014

Low-Income Latinas Turn to Group Visits for Prenatal Care

The core of the Centering Pregnancy model is medical care, education and support -- in a group setting. ...Read More

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Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

KQED Science | June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/13/whooping-cough-reaches-epidemic-level-in-california/ target=_blank >Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California</a>

KQED News | June 13, 2014

Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

Public health officials report a surge in the number of those suffering from sometimes-fatal infection. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201406130850/c target=_blank >FDA Prioritizes Research Into Mysterious Valley Fever</a>

The California Report | June 13, 2014

FDA Prioritizes Research Into Mysterious Valley Fever

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

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/13/people-from-mexico-show-vast-genetic-diversity-ucsf-stanford-study/ target=_blank >People from Mexico Show Vast Genetic Diversity</a>

State of Health | June 13, 2014

People from Mexico Show Vast Genetic Diversity

Two people from Mexico may be as genetically different as a white and an Asian person. ...Read More

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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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