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3 hrs ago | Newswise

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.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Health Insurance, Health

7 hrs ago | Newswise

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Biology, Science, Genetics, Chemistry, University of Washington

11 hrs ago | Newswise

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


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Medicine, Urology

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Oakland Post

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.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Business Journal

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.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, UC Berkeley

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Life, Food, Nutrition

PhysOrg Weblog

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

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.


Related Topix: California


How Accurate Are Cardio Machines' Calorie Counters?

"A person's caloric expenditure can vary based on gender, age, weight, and fitness level," says Keltai.


PhysOrg Weblog

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.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Chemistry, Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, Immunology, Biology

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.


Related Topix: Portland, OR


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.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, California, Columbia University


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 .


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Education Etc.


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 .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Business Journal

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Common Cold, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bangor Daily News

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.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Genetics

P&T Community

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.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel, San Bernardino County, CA

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.


WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Woman loses hands, feet to bogus plastic surgery

Apryl Brown was told she had 24-hours to live in 2010. A staph infection was eating her body away.


Fri Jul 04, 2014

Free Republic

Changes in Human Skin Studied [Vitamin D myth]

It had been thought that Northern Europeans developed light skin in order to absorb more UV light to process more vitamin D, necessary for healthy bones and immune function.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dermatology