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The war against junk food has been picking up steam in the U.S.
After a ban on partially hydrogenated oils, advertisements in San Francisco for sugary …San Francisco Bay Area
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with Dacher …Happiness
IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Jordan Gray is just eight years old, but she is already more than familiar with having to undergo procedures in the hospital. …Kids
Four sites with dedicated transgender youth clinics to examine long-term treatment effects.
By Juliana Bunim, UC San Francisco
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7 million for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of …UC Berkeley
We would all love a simple weight-loss plan. Beyond carbs and fats, some studies have hinted that a key group of gut microbes — from the phylum Firmicutes — might be more common among people who are overweight.
Thinner people, these studies suggest, might have more bacteria from the phylum known as …Life Sciences
Paramedic Jacob Modglin parks on a palm-lined street in Oxnard and jumps out of his ambulance. He is prepared for any kind of emergency.
But his patient is standing in the driveway of a one-story house, holding a thermos, and smiling. It's time for his 8 p.m. appointment.
Modglin is part of a new …Medicine
Former president Jimmy Carter on Thursday detailed an array of treatments, including radiation, that he will undergo for the melanoma doctors discovered in his liver and brain.
But he also mentioned that he had received an infusion of pembrolizumab, better known as Keytruda, which is among the first …Cancer
It took eight hours for Renee Dua to see a doctor after she rushed her son to the emergency room last year. After a long and stressful wait, doctors …Electrical Engineering
David Brenner recruits stars, guides historic building boomMedicine
UCLA nursing faculty researchers are studying how the brain affects health.
By Pam Chwedyk
Faculty researchers are uncovering clues to the mystery of how the brain affects health throughout the body.
Is heart failure a disease of the brain? Before you answer “Of course not, it’s a disease of the …The Brain
Credit: Steve Zylius, UC Irvine
Information overload has been a large problem in medical education. After all, how many PubMed articles can a medical …Education
Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean?
Not much, according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial …Vegetables
Dr. John Swartzberg is an internist and specialist in infectious disease and chairman of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and …Vitamins
NIH stoke's La Jolla's rise in translational medicineSan Diego
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A start-up in California is nearing the final stages of development for a mosquito-repelling patch that, when stuck to a piece of clothing, can keep thirsty bloodsuckers away for up to 48 hours. The Kite patch works by blocking mosquitoes’ ability to detect the carbon …Mosquitoes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Iwan van der Schoor is a skydiving photographer who often has several cameras strapped to his body to capture photos and videos …Medicine
Like the best opera divas, songbirds must train their voices from an early age. But instead of studying for years at a conservatory, the birds’ …The Brain
Chocolate makes a lot of people happy, at least temporarily, but is it healthy?
Studies suggest that compounds in chocolate, called flavonoids, have …Chocolate
Kids at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA received a sweet superhero surprise today. Descending three stories from the roof of the hospital to a …Kids
Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the UC Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school's free clinic.; Credit: Rebecca …Medicine
Researchers can sequence DNA from airplane toilets to trace resistance genes and potential pathogens.The post Airplane Poop Could Help Track Global …Scientific Research
The California Kids Cancer Comparison project led by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is one of two demonstration projects selected by the new …Cancer
Your body is a reservoir for bacteria and viruses as much as it is a bag of your own cells. Some of these are disease-causing agents, lurking in waiting for an opportunity to attack. This is a huge problem for those with HIV, the virus that eventually leads to AIDS. Take the case of the Mississippi …Cancer
The electric home breast pump was invented in 1991. Many women think it's time for an update. Here's how companies are innovating.
When Ayyana Chakravartula discovered she was pregnant for the first time, she borrowed a breast pump from a cousin of hers. Chakravartula, who has a PhD in mechanical …Breastfeeding
Many people who are skeptical about vaccinating their children can be convinced to do so, but only if the argument is presented in a certain way, a team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign reported today. The research appears in the online early edition of …University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SANTA CRUZ >> Until recently, if a California child with cancer failed to respond to standard therapies, doctors frequently had difficulty …Cancer
Patients at UCLA were becoming deathly ill.
A superbug was spreading. Could doctors stop it?
Doctors at UCLA’s flagship hospital were baffled: A healthy 40-year-old woman had fallen deathly ill after a routine procedure.
A long black scope had been threaded down her throat to treat troublesome …Medicine