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February 13, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UCSF.
February 13, 2013
UCSF researchers have discovered a molecular machine that helps protect a cell’s genes against invading DNA that contributes to inherited human disease and death.
February 13, 2013
Giving chocolates on Valentine's Day is a billion-dollar business in the United States, but besides delighting our taste buds, dark chocolate actually has health benefits for the body, a UCSF cardiologist says.
February 12, 2013
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, UCSF researchers have discovered.
February 11, 2013
Parents are more accepting of their teenage daughters using birth control pills than any other form of contraception, including condoms, according to a recent study from UCSF.
February 11, 2013
A new study finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over 10 years if Americans reduced their sodium consumption to the levels recommended in federal guidelines.
February 08, 2013
Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning in the 1980s, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
February 06, 2013
Mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to a UCSF-led international study.
February 05, 2013
Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UCSF.
February 01, 2013
UCSF's Resource Allocation Program, which incorporates a single online application for 29 different grant mechanisms, is now requesting applications for the Spring 2013 cycle.

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