University of California, San Francisco

Caring for the burgeoning population of older adults

"She walked into the hospital and came home in a wheelchair," says her son, Stephen Aitel. Hellen Aitel's condition deteriorated further after a stint in a rehabilitation center, but she was determined to ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Few obstetricians counsel patients on environmental toxics

In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Longer telomeres linked to risk of brain cancer

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health ...

Jun 08, 2014
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Faster DNA sleuthing saves critically ill boy

A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis—which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ...

Jun 04, 2014
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