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Play to explore experiences of chronically ill and hospitalized teens

May 11, 2010 UCSF Children's Hospital will present “100 Journals,” a performance piece that captures teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization.

Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Bacterium Reveals its Deadly Secrets

April 22, 2010 Insight into pneumonia deaths due to antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections emerges from UCSF study.

UCSF to Host Free Public Forum on Mental Health

April 20, 2010 The public is invited to a free forum on new research and emerging treatments in mental health at UCSF’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute on April 24.

Childhood obesity interventions must start before birth

April 14, 2010 To be a truly comprehensive and successful anti-obesity program, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign must include interventions that target pregnant women, infants, and pre-school-age children, UCSF experts say.

New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

April 05, 2010 UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

Flame Retardants, PCBs & Pesticides Found in Blood of Young Girls

March 17, 2010 Banned chemicals -- present in amounts higher than levels found in recent years in US adults -- are turning up in the blood of young girls being studied in California and Ohio. Robert Hiatt

UCSF Launches Family-Oriented Web Portal, Conducts Survey

February 22, 2010 UCSF has launched a family-friendly web portal and is conducting a survey on family needs with the goal of increasing the availability and access of family programs, services and events.

Committee votes for national use of UCSF infant screening test

January 25, 2010 A federal pediatric advisory committee has voted unanimously to include a screening test for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, or SCID, in the core panel of newborn screening performed nationwide. The Federal Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children formally recommended the screen January 21.

Low Vitamin D Levels Are Associated With Greater Risk of Relapse in Childhood-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

January 20, 2010 Low vitamin D blood levels are associated with a significantly higher risk of relapse attacks in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who develop the disease during childhood, according to a study conducted by researchers from UCSF.

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