Potentially life threatening seizures can be safely treated by paramedics using injections of Valium or similar benzodiazepine drugs en route to the hospital, rather than waiting for hospital staff to administer the drugs.
August 28, 2001
UCSF researchers have identified the most useful dimensions for measuring and reporting nursing home quality.
August 24, 2001
Thoroughly training doctors to perform fine needle biopsies dramatically increases diagnostic accuracy, UCSF researchers have reported.
August 21, 2001
Folic acid and vitamin B12 offer cost-effective treatments for heart disease and the reduction of associated deaths among the adult U.S. population, according to projections in a new University of California, San Francisco study.
August 15, 2001
Your skin is coated with acid. While that might sound disturbing, the mild acidity of the skin's surface actually helps to maintain the strength and cohesiveness of the skin...
August 14, 2001
A study by researchers from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) found the probability of HIV infection through unprotected receptive oral sex with a man to be statistically estimated as zero.
August 13, 2001
UCSF researchers have determined that two drugs currently approved to treat either malaria or certain psychotic illnesses are effective in treating mouse cells infected with the infectious protein known as the prion (PREE-on).
August 07, 2001
In a report published this month, world health leaders emphasize that intellectual property protection may not be enough to address the larger problem of how to get cheap drugs to poor countries.
July 31, 2001
A UCSF study of mandatory reporting of domestic violence to the police examined the attitudes of female emergency department patients and found that nearly half (44.3 percent) of abused women in the study do not support this state law.
July 18, 2001
UCSF researchers are recommending that illicit drug users should be eligible to receive treatment for the hepatitis C virus.