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Transgender-Positive Approach Overdue in Acute Care

7 hours 8 min ago
Fears of insensitive questioning, withdrawal from hormone treatment and the use of a patient’s legal name, rather than chosen name, may drive many transgender people away from acute care facilities, including emergency departments, urgent care and inpatient treatment, according to an analysis by UCSF doctors.

Newborn Jaundice Treatment May Increase Risk of Childhood Seizures

13 hours 12 min ago
New research suggests that phototherapy – a treatment for newborns with jaundice – could increase children’s risk of developing epilepsy.

Robert D. Gibson, Long-time Pharmacy Leader and Champion of Diversity, Dies at 93

13 hours 12 min ago
Gibson, PharmD '58, had an illustrious career over five decades at UCSF, including associate vice chancellor for student and academic affairs, and was a strong national leader for diversity in the pharmacy profession.

UCSF Health Names New Chief Financial Officer

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:40pm
UCSF Health has named Raju Iyer as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Chronic Inflammation Can Trigger Cancers Via Newly Discovered Mechanism

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:40pm
In these patients, chronic tissue inflammation causes an over-active protein to introduce mutations across the genome, some of which eventually lead to cancer.

Risk of Heart Attacks is Double for Daily E-Cigarette Users

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 3:35pm
Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UCSF.

Forum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:16am
Nearly 300 hundred experts gathered at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus to discuss the global health emergency that is climate change and to call for action to protect human health and well-being.

Dolby Family Gift Launches New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:33pm
A $20 million gift from longtime UCSF donors Dagmar Dolby and her son, David, will establish the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry.

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:19am
UCSF has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products.

Solar Installation Project Planned for UCSF, UCSF Fresno

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:19am
More than 4,700 solar panels will be installed over the next three months on five structures at UC San Francisco and on the surface parking lot at UCSF Fresno.

Universal Health Care Discussion Draws Global Leaders to ZSFG

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:31pm
Global and local leaders—including Ban Ki-moon, Mary Robinson and Eric Goosby, MD—gathered with community members at ZSFG to discuss universal health care in California and beyond.

Female Mice are Immune to Cognitive Damage from Space Radiation

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:31pm
Most studies of galactic cosmic radiation have used male mice, but new research suggests that female mice may have innate protection against this deep space hazard.

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:25am
UCSF is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries about the central role of the immune system in human health and harness its power to treat a wide range of diseases.

Should All Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:25am
Health professionals should recommend against parents using direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing to diagnose or screen their newborns.

New Approach to Fight Tuberculosis, a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:25am
A group of researchers from the Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, and UC Berkeley used a systematic approach to get an entirely new look at the way tuberculosis infects people.

Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:29pm
One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those having well-controlled blood pressure prior to their hospital stay.

HPV and Tobacco Induce Cancer Through Common Pathways

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:26pm
These results confirm that the HPV virus causes head and neck cancer by inactivating the same proteins that are mutated in smoking-induced cancer.

Alexander R. Margulis, Visionary Chair of Radiology, Dies at 97

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:26pm
He was the heart of UCSF Radiology for the 26 years of his chairmanship, from 1963 to 1989, and led the extraordinary evolution of imaging that began with the early days of CT, MRI, US, PET-CT, interventional radiology, molecular imaging and other modalities.

Marin General Hospital and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:23am
Marin General Hospital (MGH) and UCSF Health have formed a strategic alliance to expand clinical collaborations in Marin County.

In Choosing Care, HIV Patients in Zambia Prefer Kindness Over Convenience

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:23am
Patients were hypothetically willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude, according to a new survey.

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