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Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers To...

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan , a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Nursing

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Pediatric hospital told hold annual picnic at McNears Beach in San Rafael

The University of California, San Francisco, is planning to hold the 19th Annual Chris Mudge UCSF Pediatric Transplant Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 23, in San Rafael.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Bioscience Technology

Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency

A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Difficulty assessing effort drives motivation deficits in schizophrenia, study finds

Functional magnetic resonance imaging and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

McKnightsonline.com

Common soaps could endanger healthcare workers, study finds

Healthcare facilities should consider replacing antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclosan, University of California-San Francisco researchers assert in a recent Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine article.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business Journal

UCSF expert on chance of U.S. Ebola outbreak: "I'd take these odds in Vegas"

Dr. Warner Greene is founding director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in San Francisco, and a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science, Microbiology

The Washington Post

Study: Colds may temporarily raise stroke risk in children

"These are kids who are probably in some other way disposed to a stroke, and these infections act as a trigger," said Heather J. Fullerton, director of the pediatric stroke program at University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Sports

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Tom Lansford, MD

When treating injuries and disorders of the spine, Dr. Todd Lansford strives to find solutions that do not involve surgery, and when surgery is necessary, he considers whether the best treatment can be done with a minimally invasive approach.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

Circulation

Anatomic Analysis of the Left Atrial Appendage After Closure With the ...

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology and Pathomorphology , Jagiellonian University, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland; Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, St Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA ; and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, and Institute for Regeneration Medicine, ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Poland, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Protein and probiotics burn fat, maintain muscle for Paleo low carb weight loss

If you can't win at weight loss , don't blame your willpower. The burden of blame may belong to your belly bacteria.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Life, Dieting, Nutrition

Health.com

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.

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Related Topix: Allergy and Immunology

Medical News Today

Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns

Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at 1 in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA .

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Related Topix: California, Health

Business Journal

Led by medical school, UW ranked No. 15 among world's best universities

The University of Washington is again ranked among the top universities for medicine and pharmacy in this year's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Science Blog

Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers to High Triclosan Levels

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Nursing

Medical News

Why didn't your health insurance cover your bill?

USA Today : 5 Reasons Health Insurance Didn't Pay Your Bill How many times have you gotten a medical bill for more than you were expecting? Chances are, it's happened before, and you're not the only one who's been shocked at the price tag on a service that your insurance should have covered.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine

Aggregate Cost of Mammography Screening in the United States

From University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco California.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Illinois Chicago

Annals of Internal Medicine

Arterial Imaging Outcomes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Recently ...

S. Mitchell Harman, MD, PhD; Dennis M. Black, PhD; Frederick Naftolin, MD, DPhil; Eliot A. Brinton, MD; Matthew J. Budoff, MD; Marcelle I. Cedars, MD; Paul N. Hopkins, MD, MSPH; Rogerio A. Lobo, MD; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; George R. Merriam, MD a ; Virginia M. Miller, PhD; Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD; Nanette Santoro, MD; Hugh S. Taylor, MD, ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Utah

Bioscience Technology

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us- which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold - may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of New Mexico

Shiny shiny

Could our gut bacteria be ruling our minds?

Scientists have discovered that our gut microbes influence our moods and food choices, according to a new article in the journal BioEssays .

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of New Mexico

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Medical Daily

Gut Bacteria Control Our Minds To Get The Food They Want; How Countering This Can Fight Obesity

Our guts contain trillions of bacteria, all of which control our minds in order to get the foods they want.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Nutrition

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