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'Expressive therapy' intervention assists women living with HIV
New research from UC San Francisco shows that an "expressive therapy" group intervention conducted by The Medea Project helps women living with HIV disclose their health status and improves their social support, self-efficacy and the safety and quality of their relationships.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Introducing Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf
Leslie E. Wolf is Professor of Law at Georgia State University's College of Law and Director of the College's Center for Law, Health & Society.
UCSF Policy Brief: Young Adults' Privacy Potentially Jeopardized by Insurance Plans
Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents' health insurance plans, according to a new health policy report from UC San Francisco.
New Compound Treats Both Blindness and Diabetes in Animal Studies
In a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes.
NAFC Releases Updated Male Stress Urinary Incontinence Resources
Newswise - July 10, 2014 -The National Association For Continence has updated the Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content at www.nafc.org.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Untangling Brain Circuits in Mental Illness
They're some of the most common conditions affecting people's health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don't work adequately - or simply don't work at all.
University of California picks UCSF chancellor
Sam Hawgood, UCSF Medical school dean and acting chancellor of UC San Francisco, is UC President Janet Napolitano's pick as the biomedical university's 10th chancellor.
Is Sugar a 'Poison'? FDA Seeks Warning Labels
By Melinda Carstensen Public health advocates are fighting for more transparency of added sugars in foods, but some high-profile lobbyists are trying to thwart those efforts.
Innovative research tool pinpoints potential therapies for multiple sclerosis
Demyelination by MS. The CD68 colored tissue shows several macrophages in the area of the lesion.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Varnell joins Reliance Health Systems in Tri-Cities, Walla Walla
Dr. Daniel D. Varnell has joined the staff of Reliance Health Systems, which has providers offering services in psychiatry, plastic surgery, internal medicine and pediatrics in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.
How Accurate Are Cardio Machines' Calorie Counters?
"A person's caloric expenditure can vary based on gender, age, weight, and fitness level," says Keltai.
HIV study leads to insights into deadly infection
Research led by the University of Adelaide has provided new insights into how the HIV virus greatly boosts its chances of spreading infection, and why HIV is so hard to combat.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Dr. Allen Cheng joins Head and Neck Surgical Associates
Dr. Allen Cheng has joined the Head and Neck Surgical Associates in NW Portland.
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Funds $2.8 Million in Research Grants
The American Society of Nephrology and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $2.8 million in original, meritorious research in 2014 to improve care for the more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease, and for kidney patients worldwide.
Has your teen tried hookah?
The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up .
Cortice Biosciences Announces Enrollment Of A Phase 1 Clinical Trial...
Cortice Biosciences announced today that enrollment has begun in a Phase 1 trial designed to evaluate safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of the company's lead drug candidate, TPI 287, for treatment of patients with progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration .
New target: UCSF researchers eye common cold drug to beat back multiple sclerosis
Drug screening technology developed by Jonah Chan's team at UCSF identified eight already-approved drugs that could play a role in protecting neurons in multiple sclerosis patients.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
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New research finds link between traumatic brain injury, dementia in veterans
A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans found that those with traumatic brain injuries are 60 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
ER Appointments: The Latest in Medical Convenience
In an era of increased competition driven by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , hospital executives around the country are hoping online emergency room appointments will attract patients eager to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Sorry, Ladies: Pelvic Exams Are Bullsh*t
Are you a woman who has ever had this terrifying thing stuck up your vagina in the name of preventative health? Well, great news: you never needed to do that! You were just violated for no reason at all.