Posted 9:21 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There's another benefit of exercise that can help women. It may prevent Kidney Stones.
Walking two to three hours a week could cut the risk of Kidney Stones by one-third. Kidney stones are on the increase, partly because of rising obesity. About 9% of people will get one sometime in their (More)
Posted 9:14 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Doctors may be able to predict the success of weight loss surgery by looking at a patient's DNA.
Harvard researchers have identified people with two copies of a specific gene variant, lost an average of 39% of their body weight after surgery. Patients without a copy of this DNA variant loss less than 30% of their body weight.
Experts say this information could help doctors advice patients towards a weight loss solution that will work best for them.
Posted 4:21 PM 5/2/2013 by Jeanette Trompeter
This Saturday, May 4, Community Action Partnership and Arroyo Grande Hospital are co-hosting a no-cost breast cancer screening and mammogram clinic in honor of Mother's Day.
To check on eligibility, and to book an appointment for a clinical breast exam, please call the Center for Health (More)
Posted 9:29 AM 5/2/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the United States has risen sharply since 1999.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from car crashes. Between 1999 and 2010, annual suicide rates increased nearly 30%. Rates were highest among people in their 50s.
The report suggests the economic downturn and increased availability to prescription drugs may be factors in suicide spikes.
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Posted 9:26 AM 5/2/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Research has uncovered new clues to the causes of Migraine headaches.
A new study looked at the genetics of two families prone to migraines and found many had a mutation of a specific gene, or were the child of a parent with the mutation.
Experts say the mutation affects the body's (More)
Posted 9:21 AM 5/1/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Nearly 20,000 people went to an emergency room in 2010 after taking a popular sleep drug.
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration studied adverse reactions to Zolpidem. It's the active ingredient in Ambien and other prescription sleep drugs.
Posted 5:30 PM 4/30/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians both nationwide and here on the Central Coast.In part two of our series The Doctor Deficit, we looked into what's being done locally, before the number gets out of control.
Posted 3:41 PM 4/30/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a (More)
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Posted 9:12 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The FDA is investigating the growing trend of foods and drinks touting an 'extra' boost of caffeine. The agency says it will study the potential impact these "new and easy sources" of caffeine will have on children and teens.
The move comes in responses to a new caffeinated gum that was (More)
Posted 9:05 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
New research suggests two doses of the HPV vaccine may be enough to protect girls against Cervical Cancer.
Young women typically get three doses of the vaccine, but the cost of the regimen has made it difficult to implement worldwide. A Canadian study looked at antibody levels for girls who got the regular three doses of the vaccine, and compared them to girls who got only two doses.
Those who got two doses had immune responses to the two most common types of HPV.