UCSF researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.
June 30, 2014
June 25, 2014
In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians’ attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.
June 18, 2014
Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.
June 10, 2014
The multisensory room at the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco will offer young patients a soothing place when dealing with sensory regulation problems or pain.
June 06, 2014
Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers.
May 28, 2014
As families took to the streets to enjoy community festivals, many also got the opportunity to be proactive about their health, thanks to a volunteer effort by UC San Francisco faculty and students. More than 120 people participated in free dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival in the Mission District on April 12 and the Bayview Sunday Streets event on May 4.
April 30, 2014
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco one of a very few academic medical centers to offer acupuncture to both inpatients and outpatients to manage pain.
April 29, 2014
Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.
April 29, 2014
Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as “astrocytes,” because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
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.