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January 18, 2005
A free, half-day workshop for expectant parents of "twins or more" will be held Saturday, February 12, in San Francisco.
January 18, 2005
Some one billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, but that number will soar 60% to 1.56 billion in the next 20 years, estimates a Tulane University study. A third of the adult population will have high blood pressure by 2025, and the greatest increase is expected in underdeveloped regions such as Africa and Latin America, according to the report, which pooled data from 30 studies involving 700,000 people. The study appears in The Lancet.
January 18, 2005
A study of once-confidential tobacco industry documents reveals that in the past few years several tobacco companies have continued to support research challenging the link between cancer and a potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke.
January 18, 2005
The University of California today (Jan. 18) will release an annual report on its progress toward implementing "green" building and clean energy policies for all proposed and to-be-renovated buildings on its 10 campuses.
January 14, 2005
For older people, taking an afternoon nap not only compensates for sleep problems that occur with age, but it can help keep the mind sharp, suggests a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers found that people between the ages of 55 and 85 who napped between 2 and 4 p.m. performed better on tests of mental ability, and had little trouble falling asleep at night.
January 14, 2005
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA researcher studying disparities in health care outcomes of ethnic minorities with cancer, will present the Fourth Annual Christopher N.H. Jenkins Cancer Control Award Lecture on Monday, Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m..
January 13, 2005
A Harvard study of 2,737 first-year interns from around the country found that they were more than twice as likely to get into a car crash while driving home after working 24 hours or longer, compared with when they worked shorter shifts. After extended shifts, they were six times more likely to report a near-miss accident and they sometimes fell asleep while driving. The doctors in the study worked on-call shifts averaging 32 hours in which they were lucky to grab a few hours sleep, and about half worked from 81 to 140 hours per week.
January 13, 2005
UCSF Professor of Ophthalmology Todd Margolis has received an award that will help fund his research to ultimately treat patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) eye disease.
January 13, 2005
UCSF had another productive year – proving its global leadership as a health sciences campus in research, patient care and teaching.
January 12, 2005
Almost two-thirds of Americans say that lowering the costs of health care and health insurance should be a top health care priority for the president and Congress in 2005, finds a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Making Medicare more financially sound and increasing the number of Americans with insurance were next on the list. Reducing malpractice jury awards, often cited by the Bush administration as a reason for high medical costs, ranked 11th on a list of 12 items people thought should be health care priorities.

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