Browsing Category "Health"

Court’s DNA patent ruling draws mixed reaction from business and consumer advocates

June 13, 2013
Click photo to enlarge (FILES)The US Supreme Court Building is seen in this March 31, 2012 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC....

Death rates at Bay Area hospitals vary widely, new report reveals

June 13, 2013
While some hospitals excelled at keeping patients alive, more than half of institutions around the Bay Area had worse-than-average death rates for at least...

World’s oldest person dies in Japan at 116

June 12, 2013
Click photo to enlarge FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan’s Misao Okawa, then 114, poses with the Guinness World Records...

Police: Drug bust turns up stolen Sutter Health patient information

June 11, 2013
OAKLAND — More than 4,500 people who have used Sutter Health medical centers in the East Bay may have had their identities compromised after...

Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell says he has cancer

June 10, 2013
NEW YORK — Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he is being treated for cancer. In a statement Monday, the 50-year-old says he has...

Advice for caregivers from the front lines

June 9, 2013
Editor’s note: Since the writing of this article, Theodore (“Ted”) M. Kraus, 89, passed away. Joanna and Ted were married almost 47 years. Diapers,...

Kaiser Permanente research method has potential to transform U.S. health care system

June 8, 2013
It was a nuisance and David Gassman put it off for three weeks, but he finally put a little stool sample into a tube...

Weight loss drug Belviq gets overdue US launch

June 8, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Arena Pharmaceuticals says its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after...

Updates: 2-year-old Matthew Ouimet recovers from transplant surgery

June 7, 2013
Matthew Ouimet, 2, of Antioch, is underdoing a 9-hour liver and kidney transplant Tuesday a UCSF Medical Center Follow reports from reporter Gary Peterson...

Hepatitis A from Costco berries: Target customers warned about East Bay employee’s illness

June 6, 2013
HAYWARD — Frozen berries from Costco recently linked to hepatitis A cases continued to cause problems this week, when Target stores in Hayward and...
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