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March 23, 2012
Physical violence, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood and adult trauma are major factors fueling the epidemic of HIV/AIDS among American women, who account for at least 27 percent of new U.S. cases.
March 14, 2012
Ob-gyns are uniquely positioned to play a major role in reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on women and babies, according to an analysis led by UCSF researchers.
March 07, 2012
A study purporting to show a cause-and-effect link between abortion and subsequent mental health problems has fundamental analytical errors that render its conclusions invalid, according to researchers at UCSF and the Guttmacher Institute.
December 20, 2011
Three UCSF researchers will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2012 for their scientific research in reproductive medicine, statistics and stem cells.
December 19, 2011
As a woman ages, her chances of being diagnosed with a lower-risk breast tumor increase, according to a novel study led by UCSF which found that for women over 50, a substantial number of cancers detected by mammograms have good prognoses.
December 07, 2011
A new study indicates that humans may “self-medicate” when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat.
September 29, 2011
Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast density, family health history and other factors.
September 29, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to take stock of some of the recent progress being made at UCSF, home to one of the preeminent cancer centers in the nation.
September 29, 2011
A new way to study and treat breast cancer being launched at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in October will screen women for the disease and provide them with individual assessments of their risk of developing the cancer.    
September 29, 2011
UCSF professor Goerge Sawaya, MD, a member of the  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, discusses the rationale and the role of science in advancing change in clinical practice in this video.

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