Category: Health

Does sex trigger heart attacks?

Worried whether your heart is strong enough for sex? Relax — and go back to bed. A new study published this weekend shows that even though the chance of suffering a heart attack while having sex is greater for men than women, it’s still pretty rare overall. One in 100 men and 1 in 1,000 women had sudden cardiac arrest…

Why Can’t Addicts Just Quit?

SEATTLE—Mere blocks from the tourists swarming Pike Place Market, Stacy Lenny pointed out the tradecraft of some of her drug-dealing clients: “There’s Todd with a wheelchair—that’s good camo for a drug hustle,” she said, nodding toward one man sitting on the corner and dealing crack out of his motorized scooter. “Missy has a lot of drugs in that bag,” she…

Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires’ cases

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland…

Sunnyvale Rotary and Gates Foundation donate $75,000 to fight polio

Sunnyvale Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is donating $75,000 to the Rotary Foundation as part of the “End Polio” campaign. An anonymous donor gave $25,000 to the Sunnyvale service club for the cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributed an additional $50,000 through its matching program. The funds were donated in observance of…

East Bay doctor sues posh Mexican resort after alleged sexual assault by staff

éThe new waiter brought the women their fish tacos and margaritas, and the group of young mothers celebrated the final evening of their retreat to the ritzy Esperanza, a luxury five-star resort in Cabo San Lucas. After dinner, the group brought their drinks onto the porch of the three-bedroom villa, overlooking the Pacific ocean, while one East Bay married mother…

East Bay boy pinned under car reunites with responders at survivors luncheon

You say there’s nothing like a good happy-cry in the afternoon? Well you missed a dandy opportunity Wednesday. “I’m going to tell you a hard story,” warned Dr. Ed Racht, master of ceremonies at the annual Contra Costa County Survivors’ Reunion Luncheon, “because this could have been any one of us.” The luncheon reunites dispatchers, first responders, and medical personnel…