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Study Links Air Pollution to Nearly 6 Million Preterm Births Around the World

Air pollution likely contributed to almost 6 million premature births and almost 3 million underweight babies in 2019, according to a UC San Francisco and University of Washington global burden of disease study and meta-analysis that quantifies the effects of indoor and outdoor pollution around the world.   The analysis, published September 28, 2021, in […]

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An Estrogen Receptor that Promotes Cancer also Causes Drug Resistance

Cancer cells proliferate despite a myriad of stresses—from oxygen deprivation to chemotherapy—that would kill any ordinary cell. Now, researchers at UC San Francisco have gained insight into how they may be doing this through the downstream activity of a powerful estrogen receptor. The discovery offers clues to overcoming resistance to therapies like tamoxifen that are […]

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65+ and Lonely? Don’t Talk to Your Doctor About Another Prescription

Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found […]

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Frontline Health Workers Across U.S. Faced Unique Stressors During COVID

April 9, 2021 – During the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department doctors, nurses and other frontline staff experienced unprecedented levels of stress and emotional exhaustion that included nightmares or insomnia, according to a UC San Francisco-led study of emergency departments across the country.  study finds The study, among the first to assess […]

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Forest Fires, Cars, Power Plants Join List of Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

November 30, 2020 – A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The study adds to a body of evidence indicating that pollution […]

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ICE detention centers saw sustained outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, says study

October 30, 2020 – More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. Between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 22, 2020, the researchers identified 1,280 cases of influenza, 1,052 […]

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Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

May 7, 2018 – Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say researchers from UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. In their study, which tracked more than one-third of a million veterans, the likelihood of […]

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Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accident

June 2, 2017 – Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Over a 17-year period, medical costs of bicycle injuries to adults in the United States, both fatal and […]

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Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 – Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to a study by UCSF researchers at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For many of these veterans—some of whom may already suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTSD)—the guilt, shame, anger […]

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