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January 11, 2005
Finally, after four years of state budget cuts, the UC system received good news in the 2005-06 budget proposed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday.
January 11, 2005
Men who remarry after a divorce or death of a spouse tend to become couch potatoes, according to a Harvard study. Researchers studied marital status and health habits of almost 40,000 men, ages 40 to 75, and found that those who remarried had an increase in body mass index and decrease in physical activity. The study appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
January 10, 2005
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD, noted author, anthropologist and expert in primate sociobiology, will present the Tenth Annual Maurice Galante Lecture on Monday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., in Cole Hall.
January 10, 2005
A UCSF study estimates that the US has some 11 million children with special health care needs, and that their health care expenditures are three times higher than other children.
January 10, 2005
A new study links kids' exposure to secondhand smoke to poorer test scores. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center studied 4,399 children, aged 6 to 16, and found there was about a three-point drop in reading scores and about a two-point drop in math scores among those exposed to the highest levels of secondhand smoke. The study appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives.
January 07, 2005
An annual survey by Men's Fitness magazine ranks Seattle as the "fittest city" in the US. Honolulu, Colorado Springs, San Francisco and Denver rounded out the top five. The magazine each yar compares 50 cities by weighing factors, including fast food restaurants per capita, TV watching, air quality and parks. In Seattle, for example, sporting goods stores and gyms outnumber fast food joints. Houston was named the "fattest city" for the fourth time in five years, followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis and Chicago.
January 06, 2005
Vicki McCulley tore up her knee 17 years ago while hotdogging on a swing. But after years of pain and walking like a crab, she is back in action, thanks to a procedure at UCSF.
January 06, 2005
Only one in four people stick to a diet for a full year, finds a study of 160 overweight adults assigned to weight-loss programs. All four diets in the study - Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and the Zone -- worked well for weight loss and heart disease reduction risk - but only in the people who could follow their diet closely for a year. Overall, successful dieters lost an average of 10 to 20 pounds after one year, and one in 10 dieters lost more than 25 pounds. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
January 05, 2005
Cynthia Jensen, a charge nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Children's Hospital, was honored in late December as the winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
January 05, 2005
A government study links air pollution to lower birth weight. Researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics studied more than 18,000 full-term infants born in California in 2000 and found among women with the least exposure to fine-particle pollution, 8.5% had a baby who was small for gestational age. That compares with 9.2% of women with the highest pollution exposure. The study appears in the journal Pediatrics.

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