Recent articles by Juliana Bunim

Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

September 15, 2014
UCSF researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.

Common Infections Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

August 20, 2014
A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children.

UCSF-Led Study Finds SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections

August 19, 2014
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

UCSF Commentary: Pediatricians’ Breastfeeding Advice Should Rely on Evidence, Not Social Advocacy

August 05, 2014
According to a new commentary, it’s important for pediatricians to balance their roles as social advocates with the need to provide the most accurate medical information when counseling women on the benefits of breastfeeding.

Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences

July 30, 2014
Researchers at UCSF have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

Healthy Lifestyle May Buffer Against Stress-Related Cell Aging, Study Says

July 29, 2014
A new study is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate over time and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

UCSF Policy Brief: Young Adults’ Privacy Potentially Jeopardized by Insurance Plans

July 10, 2014
Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents’ health insurance plans, according to a new health policy report from UC San Francisco.

Sen. Boxer Highlights Efforts to Reduce Preventable Hospital Deaths

July 09, 2014
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer presented a special report detailing the most common and harmful errors at our nation’s hospitals at during a tour of UCSF Medical Center and highlighted what UCSF is doing to prevent them.

First Pediatric Autism Study Conducted Entirely Online

June 30, 2014
UCSF researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.

Chronic Stress Heightens Vulnerability to Diet-Related Metabolic Risk

April 29, 2014
New research out of UCSF is the first to demonstrate that highly stressed people who eat a lot of high-fat, high-sugar food are more prone to health risks than low-stress people who eat the same amount.