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October 15, 2007
Several drug companies have voluntarily pulled cold medicines for infants and children from the shelf due to FDA warnings of accidental overdose. The FDA will meet next week to examine the safety and effectiveness of these cold remedies labeled appropriate for babies and young children. "The efficacy data, and the safety data is really not there for the 2 to 6-year-old and the 6 to 12-year-old; Industry hasn't studied this," said William Soller, PhD, executive director of the UCSF Center for Consumer Self Care and Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF.
October 15, 2007
(Adapted from a UC Davis news release) After combing through nearly 50 million pages of previously secret internal, tobacco industry documents, UC Davis and UCSF researchers say they have documented for the first time how the industry funded and used scientific studies to undermine evidence linking secondhand smoke to cardiovascular disease.
October 15, 2007
UCSF has hired an expert who has served in 23 disaster situations, including Hurricane Katrina and the attack upon the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
October 14, 2007
Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that plays a critical role in the growth of blood vessels.
October 14, 2007
A person is 100 times more likely to get cancer at age 65 than at age 35. But new research reported today in the journal "Nature Genetics" identifies naturally occurring processes that allow many genes to both slow aging and protect against cancer in the much-studied C. elegans roundworm.
October 12, 2007
Lindsey Criswell is hot on the trail of lupus...
October 12, 2007
The first of year-round staff appreciation events kicks off at the UCSF Parnassus campus.
October 11, 2007
The thousands of lights that will illuminate Macy's 80-foot-tall holiday tree in Union Square recently went on sale with the proceeds from the purchase of each tiny light benefiting programs for children with life-threatening illnesses at UCSF Children's Hospital. UCSF will kick off the sale of tree lights during a celebration on Friday, October 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at UCSF Moffitt Café, 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. The event will feature special celebrity guest Nick Swisher, first baseman and outfielder for the Oakland A's.

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