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September 01, 1999
Scientists have identified the first genetic defect linked to insulin resistance, a precursor to most of the 15 million cases of adult diabetes in the United States...
August 30, 1999
Pain alerts the body to danger, but UC San Francisco researchers report that it may play another crucial role - helping to prevent the body from slipping into the chronic inflammation associated with such diseases as arthritis, colitis and asthma.
August 26, 1999
The number of gay men having unprotected anal sex is increasing dramatically, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
August 15, 1999
Researchers have long known that the body can activate its own form of pain relief in response to painful stimuli. Now, UC San Francisco investigators have determined that, in rats, this long-lasting relief is produced by the brain's "reward" pathway...
August 12, 1999
In a large population-based study conducted on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that exposure to certain environmental factors that affect the immune system could decrease a person's risk of developing the disease.
August 07, 1999
People who lose jobs often experience a worsening of health by the following year and those with poor health are more likely to lose jobs by the next year, according to results of the second California Work and Health Survey (CWHS) led by UCSF researchers.
August 03, 1999
Hundreds of women in California who experience domestic violence are not getting the attention they need from their primary care physicians, according to a study released by the University of California, San Francisco.
August 02, 1999
One in seven U.S. children aged 10 to 18 is not covered by health insurance. That figure has not changed in more than a decade, even though government-funded health plans now cover more children and teens.
July 30, 1999
Medical scientists have uncovered a probable link between pain from surgery and the likelihood of infection...
July 14, 1999
The hormone best known for its role in inducing labor may influence our ability to bond with others, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.