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April 24, 2014
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for newborns, yet most of those lives can be saved. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are launching a 10-year initiative to address this global problem.
January 28, 2014
The funding will allow the UCSF team to continue to pursue development of the Smart Diaphragm, a wireless monitoring and warning system for early signs of preterm birth.
January 15, 2014
Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UCSF study that highlights the need for more price transparency in health care.
January 14, 2014
Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children’s articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
September 25, 2013
A class of flame retardants that has been linked to learning difficulties in children has rapidly declined in pregnant women’s blood since the chemicals were banned in California a decade ago, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF.
February 11, 2013
Parents are more accepting of their teenage daughters using birth control pills than any other form of contraception, including condoms, according to a recent study from UCSF.
February 06, 2013
Mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to a UCSF-led international study.
November 20, 2012
The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint study of nearly 60,000 women by researchers at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente.