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February 01, 2000
A $1 million grant has been awarded by the Universitywide AIDS Research Program of the University of California to conduct the first pilot study on liver and kidney transplantation in persons with HIV infection. The funds have been awarded to the University of California, San Francisco, to study the safety, efficacy and long-term benefits of the transplant procedures in up to seven HIV- infected patients receiving treatment at UC San Francisco.
January 29, 2000
Whether you stay at work or take disability after developing carpal tunnel syndrome appears to depend more on your work environment than on the severity of the condition, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco researchers.
January 29, 2000
Perceptions of prejudice may inhibit a woman from seeking recommended health care, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco researchers. In a community based sample of American women, UCSF researchers found that the frequency of getting mammograms, PAP smears, and performing breast self-examinations were significantly related to a woman’s personal experience with prejudice.  The study is the first to examine how perceived prejudice influences a woman’s approach to breast cancer screening.
January 28, 2000
Because men and women perceive anger differently, they experience and handle feelings of frustration and rage in different ways, according to a study by researchers at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU). On the surface, men seem to embrace their anger and use it to their advantage whereas women view anger as being counter-productive.  But in day to day interactions, women appear to take advantage of their anger just as frequently as men, the researchers reported.
January 28, 2000
Although numerous studies have reported that women suffer from acute pain more intensely than men, new findings suggest that these gender differences don’t hold for chronic pain. In a study of 175 cancer patients whose cancer had spread to their bone, University of California, San Francisco researchers found no differences between men and women in their experiences of pain intensity, quality of life, or mood.
January 28, 2000
A new qualitative research study indicates that Islamic culture and community life in the United States significantly shapes the lives of abused Muslim women, according to research conducted at Oregon Health Sciences University.
January 27, 2000
Screening mammography can reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer in elderly women, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.
January 27, 2000
An increasing number of people are taking a duel approach to curing their ills by testing the waters of alternative medicine while simultaneously collaborating with their MDs.  Although recent findings indicate that patients frequently don’t tell their medical physicians what kinds of alternative therapies they’re using, the reasons for remaining silent have been unclear.  Now, a UCSF researcher offers insight into why many women with breast cancer
January 27, 2000
Expanding the use of the most potent anti-retroviral drug therapies would help limit new HIV infections and AIDS deaths among gay men in San Francisco over the next ten years even if drug resistance and dangerous sexual behavior soar, according to a new mathematical model developed by scientists at UC San Francisco.
January 27, 2000
When Leonora found herself working as a maid in the United States, the familiar line between employer and servant blurred.  Rather than being pleased by the democratic nature of her new American home, Leonora (a pseudonym) thought of her inclusion into the family as an intrusion into her personal space.  She was brought up as a servant in Brazil, and was more comfortable with a clear delineation between her employers and herself.

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