UC San Francisco Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. More than half of American adults have tried marijuana, poll findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | KCRG

    A majority of American adults have tried marijuana at least once in their lives, according to a new Marist poll that was conducted in partnership with Yahoo. The poll found that 52 percent of U.S. adults have tried marijuana at least once and 56 percent of Americans find the drug "socially acceptable."

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  2. Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally IllRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Science Blog

    Women enrolled in California's Medicaid program who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an examination of California Medicaid administrative records for 31,308 women from 2010 and 2011, the UCSF scientists found that only 20.2 percent of women with severe mental illness were screened for cervical cancer during the one-year study period.

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  3. Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer ScreeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Drugs.com

    Cervical cancer screening rates are much lower among women with severe mental illness than among other women, a new study finds. "The results of this very large study indicate that we need to better prioritize cervical cancer screening for these high-risk women with severe mental illnesses," said study senior author Dr. Christina Mangurian.

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  4. Examining cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic exams for microscopic hematuriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | EurekAlert!

    Detecting red blood cells in the urine of asymptomatic patients who don't see blood when they urinate is common but it can signal cancer in the genitourinary system. Routine urinalysis for screening of genitourinary cancer isn't recommended by any major health group but patients who undergo urinalysis for a variety of other reasons are often found to have microscopic hematuria, which prompts further evaluation.

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  5. Study: Asians are at high risk for heart disease even at normal weightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 15 | Northwest Asian Weekly

    A study published on April 3 reveals that Asians, along with Blacks and Latinos, have high risk factors for heart disease even if they are not overweight or obese. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta and the University of California, San Francisco studied data from 2,622 Caucasian, 1,893 Blacks, 1,496 Latinos, 803 Chinese Americans, and 803 South Asian participants aged 44 to 84. They used Body Mass Index , a height-to-weight ratio, to determine whether participants are normal, overweight, or obese.

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  6. More than half of US adults have tried marijuana, poll findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | ABC News

    A majority of American adults have tried marijuana at least once in their lives, according to a new Marist poll that was conducted in partnership with Yahoo. The poll found that 52 percent of U.S. adults have tried marijuana at least once and 56 percent of Americans find the drug "socially acceptable."

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  7. Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Medical News

    Women enrolled in California's Medicaid program who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an examination of California Medicaid administrative records for 31,308 women from 2010 and 2011, the UCSF scientists found that only 20.2 percent of women with severe mental illness were screened for cervical cancer during the one-year study period.

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  8. REVASCAT Trial: Further Advancement in Endovascular Stroke TherapyRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Circulation

    From the Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco ; and Melbourne Brain Center, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia . From the Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco ; and Melbourne Brain Center, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia .

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  9. UCSF Postdoctoral Positions: Molecular and Behavioral NeuroscienceRead the original story

    Friday Apr 14 | Nature Neuroscience

    Research in the Ron lab uses state-of-the-art techniques including, molecular/genetic technique for gene manipulations in subpopulations of neurons in vivo, viral-mediated gene delivery, -seq and analysis in combination with behavioral approaches in rodent to study signaling cascades within circuitries that underlie addiction . Highly motivated Molecular or Behavioral candidates that are in the process of graduating are encouraged to apply.

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  10. Just how bad is the drug overdose epidemic?Read the original story

    Friday Apr 14 | Crofs Blogs

    Via The New York Times , an interactive article that will probably upset you: You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic? You'd better click or tap through and read the whole story, with tables and graphics. Excerpt: Since 1990, the number of Americans who have died every year from drug overdoses has increased by more than 500 percent.

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  11. Why tuition-free college keeps getting attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | The Press-Enterprise

    ... a lot, and it's nothing near what Stanton Glantz would like to see. But Glantz, a professor of medicine at UC San Francisco and president of the Council of UC Faculty Association, said such a move would have been unthinkable just two years ago. "The ...

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  12. Aspirin's Benefits Were Previously Underestimated and Are...Read the original story

    Friday Apr 14 | Circulation

    From the INSERM LVTS-U1148, AP-HP, Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Bichat Hospital, DHU FIRE, Paris-Diderot University, Sorbonne-Paris CitA , France ; and Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco . From the INSERM LVTS-U1148, AP-HP, Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Bichat Hospital, DHU FIRE, Paris-Diderot University, Sorbonne-Paris CitA , France ; and Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco .

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  13. Pedometers tied to less fatigue for rheumatoid arthritis patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | Reuters

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who receive pedometers may be more active and feel less fatigued even if they are not told to use the trackers to aim for a specific number of steps, a small study suggests. All 96 study participants had rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling and pain in the joints.

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  14. Utah Teen Denied Life-Saving, Double-Lung Transplant After Testing Positive For MarijuanaRead the original story

    Friday Apr 14 | Medical Daily

    A Utah teen was reportedly denied a double-lung transplant at one hospital after he tested positive for marijuana. However, another hospital agreed to do the transplant, and he is expected to make a recovery.

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  15. A Cautionary Tale About AntibioticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | Time

    Rare cases of severe tendon damage associated with the use of the drug, among other side effects, have been reported in recent years. Now, experts want both doctors and patients to be more aware of these potential dangers.

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  16. Is Yoga an Effective Antidepressant?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | Psychology Today

    Practicing yoga may ease mild to moderate major depression , even in people who aren't taking antidepressant medication or receiving psychotherapy . That's the message of a small but intriguing new study published in the journal PLoS ONE in March.

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  17. Obituary: Pioneering HIV Researcher Mark WainbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | HIV and Hepatitis

    Mark Wainberg, a highly regarded clinician and researcher who helped advance HIV therapy and advocated for access to treatment and care worldwide, died on April 11 in a swimming accident in Florida at age 71. Wainberg was a professor at McGill University in Montreal, an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital, and founding director of the McGill University AIDS Centre. He was a past president of the Canadian AIDS Society and of the International AIDS Society from 1998 to 2000.

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  18. Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis.

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  19. The Disastrous Consequences of Defunding Planned ParenthoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | Advocate

    Despite the failure of the American Health Care Act to make it out of the House of Representatives, there is a strong chance that Republicans in Congress will attempt to pass a stand-alone bill defunding Planned Parenthood. This would be an unmitigated disaster for women in America, and America as a whole.

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  20. In California, Advocates are Fighting Together for Reproductive FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | Ms. Magazine

    The California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom is wrapping up Reproductive Freedom Week, a statewide celebration and action event designed to bring awareness to the reproductive freedoms afforded to Californians and advocate for policies that continue to push the reproductive freedom agenda forward. During this annual event, our coalition urges organizations and key individuals to support access to reproductive rights and resist the challenges imposed on those rights.

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