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  1. Nurses identify 10 needs health startups should focus onRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

    So often, it seems like new technologies being developed for health care don't address the areas of largest need. We sat down with nursing leaders at the University of California, San Francisco to get a sense of what clinical problems could be best addressed by technology.


  2. Feinstein skips Democratic convention because of husband's cancer treamentRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... pneumonia, but learned he has lung cancer, spokesman Tom Mentzer told The Times. Blum is being treated at UC San Francisco and is responding well to the treatment, according to a source who did not want to be identified discussing the matter. Blum ...


  3. Secondhand Marijuana Smoke is More Harmful Than Tobacco, Says StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

    Secondhand marijuana smoke impairs blood vessles and it takes three times longer to recover after just one minute exposure of marijuana compared to tobacco smoke Researchers have just conducted an experiment to show how dangerous the indirect exposure of marijuana smoke can be and how seriously we need to take this issue. In the experiment, rats were exposed to pot smoke for one minute and even this brief exposure led to serious disruption in their cardiovascular function.


  4. Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report WarnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | HON

    A street drug sold illegally as the prescription painkiller Norco is much stronger and more dangerous than the real medication, researchers warn. "Street Norco is almost indistinguishable from brand-name Norco in appearance, but can be lethal," said Dr. Patil Armenian of the University of California, San Francisco.


  5. Ovarian cancer risk nearly doubles in women who doucheRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Reuters

    Prior studies have linked douching, or vaginal washing with a device, to yeast infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancies. Researchers have also found associations between douching and cervical cancer, reduced fertility, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.


  6. Fish oil vs. lard-why some fat can help or hinder your dietRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, says Stephanie Fulton ...


  7. How Zika gets into a baby's brainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Deseret News

    Harry Truman was president when the virus named for the Ziika Forest in Uganda was discovered. But scientists are just now figuring out how Zika crosses the placenta and gets into a baby's brain.


  8. The battle to combat youth smoking is not overRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    We've long known that tobacco companies unscrupulously sought to entice young people into smoking with the likes of Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man. It took decades of research, education and intervention to shine a light on the deadly and costly impacts that smoking has tolls that we see on the front lines in medicine.


  9. Researchers find molecular switch that triggers bacterial pathogenicityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    ... interactions with DNA were affecting the bacteria," added Larabell, who is also a professor of anatomy at UC San Francisco. "With X-ray tomography, we're able to see the natural contrast in organic material in as close to a living state as possible, ...


  10. The best drug to fight Zika may already be approved and out there, study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Fox News

    Feb. 12, 2016: In this file photo, Lara, who is less than 3-months old and was born with microcephaly, is examined by a neurologist at the Pedro I hospital in Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil. Several teams of scientists are racing to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus .


  11. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be more harmful than that from tobaccoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Fox News

    ... need to pass more blood to the tissues," senior study author Dr. Matthew Springer, a medicine professor at UC San Francisco, said in a news release. "They dilate to allow more blood through. But that's inhibited by exposure to smoke." Researchers ...


  12. Street Norco Looks Like The Real Thing But Really, Really Isn'tRead the original story

    Thursday | Scientific Blogging

    A paper published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine warns that a new street drug combining fentanyl and a novel synthetic opioid is being marketed illicitly as Norco but is much stronger and much more dangerous . "Street Norco is almost indistinguishable from brand-name Norco in appearance but can be lethal," said lead study author Patil Armenian, MD, of the University of California San Francisco-Fresno, in Fresno, Calif.


  13. Secondhand marijuana smoke shows longer effect than tobaccoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | New York Daily News

    Research released by the American Heart Association showed that exposure to weed smoke for one minute made rats' vessels less efficient for 90 minutes. University of California San Francisco's Dr. Matthew Springer said in a release that human and rats blood vessels are similar, and that the results counteract the belief that exposure to marijuana smoke is harmless.


  14. A drug that can treat Zika virus might already be on your pharmacy's shelvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A group of researchers has identified two dozen Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs that have shown some ability to block Zika from infecting human cells in the lab, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Some of these drugs - which treat infections, cancers, and even depression - also showed potential to prevent infection in certain cells tied to fetal defects in pregnant women.


  15. Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | MedicineNet

    Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests. Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood vessel function after a minute's exposure to secondhand smoke from either tobacco or marijuana , researchers said.


  16. Is Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Bad for You?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Live Science

    Inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke even for just 1 minute may temporarily affect how blood vessels function, according to a new study done in rats. After the rats had inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for 1 minute, their blood vessels took at least three times longer to return to their normal function, compared with the time it took the same rats' blood vessels to recover after they had inhaled secondhand tobacco smoke.


  17. Study: Marijuana secondhand smoke worse than cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Standing in a mosh pit at a concert near people smoking marijuana may pose a danger to your health more than secondhand tobacco smoke, researchers at the University of California San Francisco said. They found the effects on the heart are similar to being around cigarette smoke but last three times longer.


  18. Study: Marijuana second-hand smoke worse than cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | WFTV Orlando

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  19. Fitbit data has been utilized for various clinical trialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Engadget

    Fitness wearable manufacturer Fitbit and Fitabase , a research platform, have announced that their individual tech has been picked up by researchers round the nation to help further medical studies. Fitabase has collected over 2 billion minutes of data from users who actively wear their Fitbit activity trackers to measure sleep, activity and more.


  20. NIH names Dr. Joshua Gordon director of the National Institute of Mental HealthRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 28 | National Institutes of Health

    National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., as director of the National Institute of Mental Health . Dr. Gordon is expected to join NIH in September.