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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/2014/05/13/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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<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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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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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/23/california-legislature-to-consider-antibiotic-ban-in-animals/ target=_blank >California Legislature To Consider Antibiotic Ban in Animals</a>

State of Health | April 23, 2014

California Legislature To Consider Antibiotic Ban in Animals

California legislator wants to ban regular use of antibiotics on feed lots over public health concerns. ...Read More

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Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals

KQED Science | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals

Scientists were able to engineer a version of the bird flu that can spread between mammals, the first step towards turning this virus into a pandemic. This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous.

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Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

KQED Science | April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

Low battery life, bulky appearance and lack of integration are some of the obstacles in the way before health trackers become the next gadgets we can’t live without.

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Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

KQED Science | April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

Chevron is looking to launch a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery. It’s a slimmed down version of a project that environmentalists stopped with a lawsuit a few years ago.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/09/neuroscientists-create-the-art-of-medicine/ target=_blank >In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine</a>

State of Health | April 9, 2014

In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine

You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/07/under-new-law-california-school-nurses-on-front-lines-to-raise-vaccine-rates/ target=_blank >Under New Law, School Nurses on Front Lines to Raise Vaccine Rates</a>

State of Health | April 7, 2014

Under New Law, School Nurses on Front Lines to Raise Vaccine Rates

Parents must now meet with health provider before opting-out of vaccines, providing opening for education. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/04/your-doctors-skill-at-colonoscopy-may-reduce-your-later-colon-cancer-risk/ target=_blank >Your Doctor’s Skill at Colonoscopy May Reduce Your Later Colon Cancer Risk</a>

State of Health | April 4, 2014

Your Doctor’s Skill at Colonoscopy May Reduce Your Later Colon Cancer Risk

Major study finds that the more adenomas the doctor removes, the lower a patient's later risk of cancer. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/02/50-year-review-mammography-benefits-oversold-harms-minimized/ target=_blank >50-Year Review: Mammography Benefits Oversold, Harms Minimized</a>

State of Health | April 2, 2014

50-Year Review: Mammography Benefits Oversold, Harms Minimized

Scores of women treated for cancer are over-diagnosed; their cancer would never threaten their lives. ...Read More

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Testing Complete DNA Sequences Yields Only Partial Info but Could Still Save Your Life

KQED Science | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Testing Complete DNA Sequences Yields Only Partial Info but Could Still Save Your Life

Evaluating your whole genome sequence to determine your health risks is not yet up to snuff. But as imperfect as it is, you still might see something that could save your life.

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NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

KQED Science | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

Getting sick in space is no picnic. So scientists are sending bugs to the International Space Station, hoping to better predict some of the physical challenges that may befall astronauts when NASA eventually sends the first human mission to Mars.

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