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Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids

The number of films that children are likely to see that include smoking has dropped for the fifth straight year, a new report finds. Overall, there has been a nearly 72 percent drop since 2005 in smoking depictions in movies rated G, PG or PG-13 -- from 2,093 incidents of onscreen smoking to 595 in 2010.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, California, Health

5 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

E-cigarettes lack scientifically based guidance

The debate over e-cigarettes has been heating up. Are the smokeless, battery-powered, nicotine-dispensing devices a gateway to smoking for young people or a helpful way for smokers to quit? Public health experts can be found on both sides of the debate.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

9 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

VA, California Panels Urge Costly Hepatitis C Drugs For Sickest Patients

Doctors should consider expensive new hepatitis C drugs for patients with advanced liver disease, including those awaiting transplants, but ask most others to wait for drugs in development, the Department of Veterans said Wednesday .

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Related Topix: Hepatitis

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Health benefits of circumcision reinforced

An infant being carried at his circumcision in an Orthodox synagogue in Berlin in 2013.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, San Francisco, CA, Activism

Business Wire

Under Dr. Rugo's Leadership, 'Giants of Cancer Care' Continues to Grow

She is also an active member of the national cooperative group, ALLIANCE, and is among the founding members of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, San Francisco, CA, Health, Breast Cancer

PhysOrg Weblog

Tissue stiffness linked to aggressive type of breast cancer

A new study has linked the stiffness of breast tissue to the progression of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics

Examiner.com

Over 200 health professionals gather to improve palliative care in California

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hosted a two-day conference in Newport Beach, California April 10 and 11, 2014 entitled Exploring New Horizons for Palliative Care .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Newport Beach, CA, Nursing, San Francisco, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Herding Cells With Electrcity Could Lead To Smart Bandages

Researchers have used an electrical current to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications such as "smart bandages" that use electrical stimulation to help heal wounds.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley

HeraldNet

Studies raise doubts e-cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco

Researchers say the evidence for that has been 'unconvincing,' and they suggest that regulations should forbid such claims until there is supporting research.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

New University

New Personal Protective Equipment Distributed to Lab Personnel

Lab personnel from UC Irvine were thrilled to receive brand new safety gear at the Bren Events Center last week as a result of the new Personal Protective Equipment policy signed by former UC President Yudof to ensure a safer working environment in all UC campus laboratories.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine

The Daily Beast

WTF Is Up With Measles?If you're vaccinated against...

A recent report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases documented a fully vaccinated 22-year-old in New York City, who contracted measles and was contagious, transmitting the disease to 4 of 88 people she was in contact with.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Toddlers, Family, us Travel, Travel

Bradenton.com

Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Soft drinks contain more sugar than people think. An average 12-fluid ounce can of soda has 40 grams of sugar, or the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Men in Black 3, Life, Food, Nutrition, Dieting, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

According to the New York Times , some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

April 15: Last call to buy health insurance for 2014

Mathew King's inurance office including Sara Gracia, Shea Yan and Toni Hagist, will be having a big party after Tuesday, the last day to buy a health insurance policy in 2014.

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Related Topix: California, Aptos, CA

GPB.org

The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

Rupa and the April Fishes' latest release, Live at the Independent , was recorded in concert at a San Francisco Walk Against Rape fundraiser.

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Related Topix: The Mission (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

POZ

Transplant Drugs May Fight HIV Reservoir

Immunosuppressant drugs used to prevent rejction of transplanted organs may combat the HIV reservoir.

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Related Topix: Rapamune, Sirolimus (generic), Medicine

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Family undergoes a year without sugar to fight addiction, weight gain, diabetes

It sounds like a recipe for "how to be a mean mommy." Announce to your family that for the following year, no sugar will be permitted.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA, Metabolic Syndrome, Life, Food, Nutrition

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Liver Cancer

The Jewish Journal

Latest salvo in circumcision war, study cuts against 'intactivist' arguments

A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

TwinCities

Possibility of a new attention disorder spurs research, and a debate

With more than 6 million U.S. children having received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, concern has been rising that the condition is being significantly misdiagnosed and overtreated with prescription medications.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina

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