An analysis of heart disease and stroke statistics collected in 192 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the relative burden of the two diseases varies widely from country to country and is closely linked to national income, according to researchers at UCSF.
June 22, 2011
What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
June 17, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.
June 10, 2011
The UCSF School of Dentistry recently established the Global Oral Health program, whose members hosted an inaugural symposium on May 23. Leaders of major health initiatives from around the world participated.
June 07, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital's internationally renowned Ward 86, one of the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, has from the start of the epidemic led efforts to understand HIV and develop treatments that make it possible for patients to manage the disease.
June 06, 2011
As one of the preeminent biomedical education and health sciences research institutions in the world, UCSF emerged early as a pioneer in the fight against AIDS. Today, three decades later, UCSF is working on multiple fronts to prevent, treat and stop the spread of the disease that has killed 33 million people worldwide.
June 06, 2011
The first conference of its kind in Uganda drew together investigators from across all of sub-Saharan Africa to discuss leading-edge problems in the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of fostering meaningful collaborations to combat the disease.
May 16, 2011
UCSF has produced a series of public service announcements to address mental health issues and other health-related issues in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and continuing crises at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
March 14, 2011
UCSF Global Health Sciences and the UCSF Bixby Center Safe Motherhood Program welcome supermodel Christy Turlington Burns for the California premiere of No Woman, No Cry.