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May 10, 2001
CHICAGO - Many frail elderly women who get routine mammography suffer significant burdens from the screening procedure with little chance to benefit from it, says a study from researchers at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
May 07, 2001
Pediatricians know that most of the health damaging threats to children in their teenaged years can be prevented if teens avoid dangerous risks and habits. Training can increase the number of times that health providers will put that knowledge into practice.
May 04, 2001
African American and Hispanic senior citizens who lack prescription drug benefits are three times more likely than white seniors to cut back on taking their medications, according to a study from researchers at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
May 04, 2001
HIV infection among injection drug users (IDUs) in San Francisco is strongly associated with sexual behavior, with men who have sex with men (MSM) and women who trade sex for money much more likely to become infected than other IDUs, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
May 03, 2001
Researchers led by UCSF scientists are reporting that a highly effective clot busting drug for stroke is significantly underutilized in all patient populations at U.S. academic medical centers, and is strikingly underutilized in African Americans.
May 03, 2001
Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than other MSMs, say researchers from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention (CAPS).
May 03, 2001
The first patent for a method of delivering normal genes in a pill to induce the production of insulin in people with diabetes was issued May 1 to the University of California, San Francisco by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
May 01, 2001
Simplifying women's access to hormonal contraceptives such as the pill would improve women's health, according to a UCSF study that appears in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
April 30, 2001
The highways and byways through which the brain exchanges messages require maintenance much as any municipal road. What would happen if such debris were left to accumulate? Alzheimer's disease would result.
April 27, 2001
The costs of caring for California community residents with Alzheimer's disease will increase 83 percent by 2020 and an additional 59 percent by 2040, according to UCSF researchers from the Institute for Health and Aging.