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Prop. 47 Lessened Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

Jun 21, 2018
UCSF researchers quantified the effects of Prop 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers”.

Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

Jun 18, 2018
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

Jun 12, 2018
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

Jun 12, 2018
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

Jun 12, 2018
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

Jun 12, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

Jun 12, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

May 25, 2018
UCSF researchers have safely transplanted a woman’s stem cells into her growing fetus, leading to the live birth of an infant with a normally fatal fetal condition.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

May 25, 2018
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

May 24, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

San Francisco Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Supports ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

May 23, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

May 21, 2018
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

May 18, 2018
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

May 16, 2018
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

May 11, 2018
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

May 8, 2018
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

May 7, 2018
Dementia is a possible complication following a concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness.

Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

May 1, 2018
All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the US, officially opens for enrollment May 6.

UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children

Apr 30, 2018
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced.

Preventive Use of Common Antibiotic Reduces Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Apr 25, 2018
Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five.

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