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Two Genes Likely Play Key Role in Extreme Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

A new study has identified two genes associated with hyperemesis gravidarum, whose cause has not been determined in previous studies. The genes, known as GDF15 and IGFBP7, are both involved in the development of the placenta and play important roles...
19-Mar-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cardiovascular Health Disparities Between Whites and Minorities Narrow, Study Shows


The nation’s overall cardiovascular health worsened from 1988 to 2014, with disparities among racial and ethnic groups dropping slightly. But the reduction in disparities was due to worsening health among whites — not improvements among...
20-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Places Highly in National Ranking


UCLA medical school solidified its standing among nation's best, placing fourth in primary care, eight in research, in annual U.S. News and World Report assessment.
20-Mar-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanostructures Created by UCLA Scientists Could Make Gene Therapies Safer, Faster and More Affordable


UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could...
15-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nation’s Medical Costs for Hip and Knee Replacements Could Be Reduced, Saving Billions Every Year


Elective hip and knee replacements may represent a significant source of potentially controllable healthcare spending, according to a March 13 Viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and authored by...
13-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Great Recession Took a Toll on Public Health, Study Finds

The Great Recession, spanning 2008 to 2010, was associated with heightened cardiovascular risk factors, including increased blood pressure and glucose levels.The connections were especially pronounced among older homeowners and people still in the...
9-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Boosting Brain’s Immune Cell Function Reduces Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice


UCLA researchers engineered mice to produce more TREM2, a gene tied to Alzheimer’s disease
7-Mar-2018 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Multimodal Approach Improves Survival in Aggressive Prostate Cancer


5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rolling Back Nicotine in Cigarettes: Smoking Policy Advisor/Internist Available


16-Mar-2018 8:05 PM EDT

How to Talk with a Loved One About Their Weight Gain

14-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Surviving the College Acceptance Letter Waiting Game


Kate Sheehan, a licensed clinical social worker and managing director of the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support, has some survival tips for navigating the wait.
13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Protecting Your Child From Spring Sports Injuries


Recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related, and that more than half of those are preventable.
9-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EST

Smart Sleep Steps to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time


Dr. Alon Avidan, a professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, has these suggestions to help people adapt more quickly.
6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST

Is Total Rest Always Best After Concussion? UCLA Health Experts, Research Say No.


2-Mar-2018 1:20 PM EST

Good Deeds May Be an Antidote to Daily Diet of Distressing Headlines


Stressed out by today's extreme news cycle? UCLA expert offers tips for coping.
29-Jan-2018 4:55 PM EST

UCLA Health Experts Advisory - Focus on Winter Olympics 2018


Various UCLA Health physicians offer their expertise on topics related to the Winter Olympics 2018, such as coping with sports injuries and testing for banned substances; among others.
26-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST

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