Customized iPhones are just one example of devices that can be used to combat health threats in developing countries. They are helping scientists in California and Cameroon attack the parasite that causes river blindness, an African scourge.
An addiction-treatment physician fatally shot a troubled ex-Marine after the man pummeled him inside his California office, police records show. The tragedy illustrates how the limited number of clinics available to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that all but erases opioid withdrawal, can become crowded, chaotic and dangerous.
A report released this week finds that licensed providers do not reflect the state’s ethnic diversity and are distributed unevenly around the state — and the picture could become much worse in 10 years.
Hoping to head off mental health crises, university officials say they will provide free online treatment to those who need it. The officials believe theirs is the largest effort of its kind in the country.
Heather Menzel thought returning to her rural California hometown was the answer to her addiction problems. Then she discovered the town had no medical treatment options for her — but plenty of heroin.
Un proyecto de ley que se abre camino en la legislatura estatal pone a los bancos de leche materna humana con fines de lucro en contra de los defensores que temen que pagar en efectivo a las madres lactantes podría inducirlas a privar de leche a sus propios bebés.
A bill to be heard Wednesday in a Senate committee pits for-profit human breast milk banks against advocates who fear that paying cash to lactating mothers could induce them to deprive their own babies.