Posted 7:00 AM 12/12/2013 by Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Women at high risk of developing breast cancer because of family history or bad genes have a new option to help prevent the disease.A study of 4,000 women found that a daily hormone-blocking pill cut the risk of developing breast cancer by more than half after five (More)
Posted 3:23 PM 12/9/2013 by KSBY NewsStudents lined up at Princeton University Monday morning to receive an emergency vaccine that protects against the meningitis B outbreak. The vaccine is not FDA approved, so it's being imported from Europe under a special authorization. Another outbreak of the B strain at UC Santa Barbara sickened (More) • Video (1)
Posted 2:29 PM 12/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gilead Sciences Inc. says the federal government has approved its highly anticipated hepatitis C drug that is expected to offer a faster cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill Sovaldi as (More)
Posted 11:01 AM 12/5/2013 by Keli Moore, KSBY News
For years, medical experts have searched for ways to alleviate lower back pain in the least invasive way. Today, a Central Coast doctor is doing just that.
"I don't know what they call it," said Mary Elizabeth Bishop, who lives in Lompoc.
Medical professionals call it stitchless (More)
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Posted 10:39 AM 12/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
3D mammograms appear to detect more cancers and lead to fewer callbacks than traditional imaging.
University of Pennsylvania researchers compared scans of thousands of women who underwent screening mammograms in 2011. 3D mammograms found 22% more cancers than conventional mammograms and reduced unnecessary call-backs by almost 2%.
Experts say 3D mammograms may be more effective because it gives Radiologists a clearer view of breast tissue.
Posted 3:58 PM 12/2/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY NewsThe Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says a fourth UC Santa Barbara student has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. Health officials say the four students all became sick within a three-week time period in November. One case has resulted in a permanent disability. Health (More) • Video (1)
Posted 10:40 AM 12/2/2013 by NBC News
New research suggests toddlers may learn better when they're in a familiar environment, such as a high chair, and are allowed to get as messy as they want.
The study from the University of Iowa found toddlers learned new words for things like applesauce and pudding when they could play with it..
In other words, let them make an absolute mess!
In the study, 16-month-olds were given 14 nonsolid objects, mostly food and drink.
Posted 10:34 AM 12/2/2013 by NBC News
There's new evidence that energy drinks can impact heart function.
Researchers in Germany gave 18 healthy adults MRI scans before and one hour after drinking an energy drink.
The scans revealed differences in heart contraction rates after consuming the beverages, which are high in (More)
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Posted 9:12 AM 12/2/2013 by NBC News
An increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists are being killed by distracted drivers.
A new study found distracted driving deaths jumped 50% among pedestrians and 30% among bicyclists between 2005 and 2010. About half of these deaths occurred during daytime hours.
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Posted 4:25 AM 12/2/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A new study finds toddlers might learn better when they're in a familiar environment and when they're able to make a mess.
Researchers at the University of Iowa found toddlers were more likely to learn new words for things like apple sauce and pudding when they could play with it.
Researchers also say letting toddlers hang out in a familiar environment, like a high chair, can improve learning ability.