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  • Lab mice get addicted to sun exposure; you might too

    Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that. Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not...
  • Yeah, the VA scandal is dismaying. But don't spike the ball on government health care yet, conservatives

     
    From the Sunday print column Yes, the Veterans Affairs scandal is bad. Fraudulent record-keeping designed to cover up intolerable wait times for health care. Scores of patients who reportedly died while awaiting medical services. And therefore, yes, an...
  • Simple changes can help you fall asleep without drugs

    Q: I have a hard time falling asleep. I tried an over-the-counter sleep drug, but I didn't like the way it made me feel the next morning. I don't want to take anymore drugs. What can I do naturally to help me fall asleep? A: Too often, people reach for a...
  • Clock ticks in Jahi McMath case; experts say court clash went too far

    OAKLAND — As the clock ticks toward a 5 p.m. deadline for Children's Hospital Oakland to remove a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead from a ventilator, experts in medical and legal ethics say there are no “gray areas” in the case and...
  • Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution

    Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution
    Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover. That shouldn’...
  • Hospital says conditions must be met for Jahi McMath's transfer

    OAKLAND — After an eleventh-hour court order was issued that will keep 13-year-old Jahi McMath on a ventilator until Jan. 7, a hospital spokesman said the facility will work with the family to help transfer the girl to nursing care — if...
  • Court order to keep brain-dead girl on ventilator is extended

    OAKLAND — A court order was extended late Monday that will keep a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead on a ventilator for another week, while the facility pledged to work with the family to transfer Jahi McMath elsewhere if certain conditions could...
  • Jahi McMath's mother: 'How can you possibly say my child is dead?'

    After a judge extended a court order keeping her 13-year-old brain-dead daughter on a ventilator in an Oakland hospital, Nailah Winkfield remained defiant to medical experts, insisting that Jahi McMath is alive. “My daughter is breathing,”...
  • Jahi McMath's family battles hospital over brain-dead girl

    The family of Jahi McMath this week has continued to clash with hospital officials over what to do with the brain-dead 13-year-old girl. The family has been trying to find a facility that will take Jahi in while at the same time fighting in court to...
  • Pain relief could lower blood pressure during gout attack

    Q: I recently had an attack of gout and my blood pressure went up. I take my blood pressure pills regularly. Are the two conditions related? Do drugs for hypertension cause gout? A: Gout is caused by a buildup of a normal waste product called uric acid....
  • Jahi McMath's family is being helped by Terri Schiavo group

    A group linked to the family of Terri Schiavo says it is now working with the family of Jahi McMath over what to do with the 13-year-old girl. Jahi's family has been trying to find a facility that will take her while at the same time fighting in court...