Recent articles by Juliana Bunim

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.

UCSF Study Finds Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

April 21, 2014
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Free Adult and Children's Dental Screening at Cesar Chavez Festival

April 10, 2014
UCSF will offer free adult and children’s dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival.

Study Identifies Most Common, Costly Reasons for Mental Health Hospitalizations for Kids

March 13, 2014
Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, according to a new analysis led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Is Stress Contagious? Study Shows Babies Can Catch It from Their Mothers

February 06, 2014
Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UCSF-led study.

Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children with Uncontrolled Seizures

February 03, 2014
A new study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy.