Target And Kaiser Permanente Bring Clinics To Southern CA

MINNEAPOLIS–Target Corporation and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to launch four Target Clinics in Southern California in November and December. For the first time at Target, guests will have access to a wide array of primary health care services, as well as expanded services that are not typically available in Target Clinics or other retail […]

Returning West Africa Researcher Says Distrust Of Health Workers Made Ebola Worse

(Newswise)–For “rational and logical reasons,” residents of rural Guinea often did not cooperate with volunteers and health care workers to stop the spread of Ebola, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. According to the research done over a two-week period in July, many […]

Cooking At Home Frequently May Lead To Healthier Diet

(Newswise)–New Orleans–Individuals who frequently cook at home tend to maintain a healthier diet than those who cook less frequently, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Results from the study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and […]

Pedal The Cause Gives $1 Million For Cancer Research In San Diego

Pedal the Cause participants getting ready for a group training ride.

SAN DIEGO–Pedal the Cause has a million reasons to celebrate as it announces $1 million raised for cancer research– doubling the amount raised from the events’ inaugural ride in 2013. On September 20 and 21, more than 1,000 riders, volunteers, cancer survivors, doctors, families, and community leaders joined together to pave the way for a […]

Of Mice, Not Men

LA JOLLA–For more than a century, the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) has stood in for humans in experiments ranging from deciphering disease and brain function to explaining social behaviors and the nature of obesity. The small rodent has proven to be an indispensable biological tool, the basis for decades of profound scientific discovery and medical […]

The Dirty Side Of Soap

Triclosan is an antimicrobial additive found in many liquid hand soaps and other household products.

(Newswise)–Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. The study, published Nov. 17 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that triclosan […]

Laundry Detergent Pods A Serious Poisoning Risk For Children

(Newswise)–Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2012, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing machine without ever having to measure out a liquid or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks for young children. A new study […]

UC San Diego Health Sciences Names New Dean Of Clinical Affairs, CEO For Faculty Practice

Thomas Moore, MD, dean of Clinical Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences

LA JOLLA–Thomas Moore, MD has been named dean of Clinical Affairs and CEO for Faculty Practice at UC San Diego Health Sciences. In this role, Moore will provide leadership of UC San Diego Medical Group as chair of the Board of Governors and will work closely with Health Sciences clinical department chairs and chief administrative […]

You Might Be Allergic To Penicillin. Then Again, You Might Not

ATLANTA–(Newswise)–Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they’re allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These people are often given alternative antibiotics prior to surgery to ward off infection. But when antibiotic choices are limited due to resistance, treatment alternatives may be more toxic, more expensive and less effective. According to two studies […]

Radiation Exposure Linked To Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

(Newswise)–For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Researchers examined thyroid cancers […]