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  • Jahi McMath's family is being helped by Terri Schiavo group

    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...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says
    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School¬†$24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths,¬†from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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

    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...
  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say
    Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
  • Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think

    Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think
    Everyone in L.A. lies about his or her age, says the author of the book "Career Comeback — Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want." "This is the most youth-oriented city on the planet, where you're only as old as your cosmetic dermatologist...