Health

The FDA Approved a New Drug to Prevent Blood Clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery. The...

North bound lanes of Golden Gate Bridge to close for San Francisco Marathon

The Golden Gate Bridge District Board has voted to approve a one-time closure of northbound lanes on the bridge for the San Francisco Marathon due to concerns about a possible terror attack.

Sen. Heller Says Senate Health Bill Is 'Not the Answer'

Sen. Dean Heller, a Nevada Republican, explains why he won't support the current health-care legislation before the U.S. Senate. (Source: Bloomberg)

High school summer reading stirs attention

Nothing spices up a good list of school-assigned summer reads like a dose of political controversy.

Jogging 40 Minutes A Day Has “Fountain Of Youth” Effect On Cells, Study Finds

According to a new study, jogging 40 minutes a day has a "fountain of youth" effect on cells.

Heart Disease #1 Killer Of Women, Yet Many Don’t Talk About It

Heart disease is the number one killer of women but a new survey shows many women and their doctors do not talk about heart health at all.

What the Health-Care Bill Says About the State of the GOP

Bloomberg's Megan Murphy, Zach Tracer and Sahil Kapur discuss the health-care legislation currently before the U.S. Senate. They speak with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Local Doctor Explains Why Women Are Colder Than Men

It's hot outside, but once inside you'll often hear people complain of it being too cold. And the complaint is usually from women. Through some research we know why this happens.

Did Senate Republicans Knowingly Craft Their Health Care Bill to Fail?

Senate Republicans finally revealed their super-secret healthcare bill yesterday. And while it's too early to count votes, I'm guessing that it won't get to 50. To me, though, the more provocative question isn...

OHSU snags tech expert for early detection cancer research

Mike Heller is joining the Knight Cancer Institute's effort to find new tests to identify cancer early so it can be treated more easily. Oregon Health and Science University has snagged a top tech expert to join its new...

Durham police wear sensors to learn about stress

A 6-week study done by RTI International and the Durham Police Department is providing valuable insight into how and where police officers feel the most stress.

North Carolina agriculture commissioner and auditor in war of words over milk safety report

The NC State Auditor's office held a news conference for Friday morning, a day after its report on milk safety was blasted by North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

Health Insurers Concerned by ‘Dramatic’ Medicaid Cuts in Bill

Health insurers criticized the steep cuts to Medicaid proposed in the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as “too much, too fast.”

Former Investing ‘Shark’ Chris Sacca Just Trashed the GOP’s Health Care Bill

Billionaire Chris Sacca isn’t mincing words about the Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. The tech entrepreneur and former Shark Tank investor (Sacca announced his exit from the venture capital field earlier this year) took...

Gillette Designed a New Razor for Caretakers

For men, a clean-shaven face can mean a lot. A new start to your day, a sense of confidence and, most importantly, a tradition men learn from a young age from their fathers. Gillette has […]