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  • The global grip of cigarette smoking

     The global grip of cigarette smoking
    Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
  • Jahi McMath Q&A: Can brain death be reversed?

    Jahi McMath Q&A: Can brain death be reversed?
    OAKLAND -- Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old Oakland girl, underwent complex surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils, adenoids, uvula and bony structures from her nose. She was declared brain-dead three days later, after...
  • The 50-year war on smoking

    The 50-year war on smoking
    The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

    Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression
    Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared...
  • Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says

    Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says
    Most students are exposed in school to efforts by food and beverage companies to sell food or gain brand loyalty, despite a decline in some kinds of commercial enterprises, including in soda machine contracts, researchers reported Monday. High school...
  • Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject

    Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject
    OAKLAND — The case of the brain-dead 13-year-old girl whose family was embroiled in a legal standoff with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland seems to be nearing an end. After marathon negotiations with a federal magistrate, Jahi McMath'...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk
    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Andrew Jacobs Jr. dies at 81; Indiana congressman known for his thrift

     Andrew Jacobs Jr. dies at 81; Indiana congressman known for his thrift
    Andrew Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman known for turning down pay raises and PAC donations as well as for being an early opponent of the Vietnam War, died Saturday at his Indianapolis home. He was 81. He had been in declining health...
  • Clock ticks in Jahi McMath case; experts say court clash went too far

    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...
  • Hospital says conditions must be met for Jahi McMath's transfer

    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...
  • Getting a clue about flu shots

    Getting a clue about flu shots
    You really should get a flu shot. But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash. Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...