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3 hrs ago | VentureBeat

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project

Google's secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself - or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Genetics

13 hrs ago | RecordNET

S.J.'s 'surgeon general'

Dr. Alvaro Garza would feel satisfied he's doing a good job if, one day in Stockton and San Joaquin County, "healthy choices are the easy choices for everyone, every day, everywhere.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, California, UC San Diego

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

WORKPLACE

Kwock, who is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, received a medical degree from Tulane University, New Orleans; did internship training at University of California, San Francisco, and residency training at University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Related Topix: Radiology, Medicine, Tulane University, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, California, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

Medical Daily

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors

Some new insurance beneficiaries of plans offered on the new online health exchanges lack sufficient numbers of clinicians, some say.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Health Insurance, Health

Business Journal

Life sciences startups outgrow their San Francisco incubators

The UpTake: San Francisco's biotech and cleantech enclave of Mission Bay has given rise to nearly 100 young companies.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The American Journal of Managed Care

TCT 2013

Stay tuned for The American Journal of Managed Care's conference coverage of the 25th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, CA, October 27-November 1. Make sure to sign up for our daily e-mail blasts on our registration page , and check back here during the conference for the full TCT 25 coverage The first ... (more)

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Star Tribune

Quitting smoking using e-cigarettes might not work, researchers say

From left: a filtered tobacco cigarette, an NJOY brand e-cigarette, a blu brand e-cigarette and a LuxuryLites brand e-hookah, in New York, March 4, 2014.

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

Time

How to Quit Sugar for a Year

One woman's quest to eliminate the sweet stuff, and how she felt when she came out the other side.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Newswise

Tobacco Use Varies Widely Among Asian and Pacific Islanders in U.S.

* Native Hawaiian, Korean and Japanese groups tended to smoke at rates near the U.S. average.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

The Huffington Post

Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman... especially if you're poor... especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara University, Abortion

hosted Revolution Health | Revolution Health

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

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

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

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