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Trying to Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Add Health Risks Rather Than Help

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:34pm
A new study by researchers at UCSF found that cigarette users do not benefit from the added use of e-cigarettes, with no reduction in cigarettes smoked or health risks.

FDA Approves Landmark Marijuana-Derived Drug First Tested at UCSF

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:34pm
For the first time, a drug derived from marijuana has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it may soon offer relief to children with hard-to-treat seizures.

Genetic Study of Familial Leukemia Solves 30-Year Medical Mystery

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 6:46pm
A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UC San Francisco and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered a pair of inherited genetic mutations underlying a familial blood disorder that sometimes leads to leukemia.

Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:45pm
Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis of federally funded national surveys by a California research team.

Do Dreams Prevent Atrial Fibrillation?

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 9:42am
UCSF research team found that having less REM sleep – the sleep that includes more dreaming – was linked to higher chances of developing AF. 

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:58pm
Insights into pitch control could pave the way for advanced brain prosthetics that could allow people who can’t speak to express themselves in a naturalistic way.

UCSF Shares Initial Results of 2018 Staff Engagement Survey

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 9:54am
A new UCSF survey of staff found that while overall engagement is holding steady with most respondents continuing to feel a strong connection to UCSF’s mission, some groups are significantly less engaged than their co-workers.

In Their Own Words: UCSF Faculty, Staff and Students Reflect on Living and Working with a Disability

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 9:54am
Several people from the UCSF community answered four questions about their disability and how it has impacted their life and work at UCSF.

Master’s Program in Global Health Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 9:54am
From its first class in 2008, with just seven students, to the current class of 36, the Institute for Global Health Sciences master’s program has given its students the breadth of tools and skills they need to succeed in global health careers.

Why Are Long-Acting Forms of Contraception Like IUDs Becoming More Popular?

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 4:02pm
UCSF’s Elizabeth Watkins wants to understand why there has been a recent uptick in the use of long-acting forms of contraception.

New Community-Based Approach to Testing and Treating HIV Improves Health in East Africa

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 3:26am
Model to treat HIV in rural East Africa led to 20% fewer HIV deaths, reduced the incidence of HIV and TB, and improved control of hypertension and diabetes.