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February 01, 2005
Aerobic exercise alone may help ease depression, suggests a University of Texas study. Researchers studied a group of adults, ages 20 to 45, and found that 30-minute aerobic exercise sessions three to five times a week reduced depressive symptoms by nearly 50%. The effect from exercise is similar to what some may find with antidepressant medications, they said. The study appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
February 01, 2005
Donna Ferriero, professor of neurology and pediatrics, has been appointed vice dean for academic affairs in the School of Medicine.
February 01, 2005
Researchers, fellows, residents and junior faculty with outstanding ideas who want to join the fight against prostate cancer may apply for $30,000 to $75,000 in funding from the Developmental Research Program.
January 31, 2005
Very few kids today would buy parents' stories of walking miles to school - in the snow. Even in the face of growing concerns about obesity and lack of exercise among kids, a Stanford study of eight urban and suburban elementary schools in Columbia, SC, found that a mere 5% of students walked or bicycled to or from school. Socioeconomic status, weather conditions or even time of day were not factors in the low rate. The study appears in the American Journal of Public Health.
January 31, 2005
Sol Silverman, a specialist in detecting oral cancer, has been named the recipient of the 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Researcher Lecturer Award.
January 28, 2005
A secret ingredient isolated from the sweat of young women may be a romance booster for older women, according to an article in New Scientist magazine. Researchers added a compound, Pheromone 10:13, to a perfume and tested it along with a placebo with the same fragrance on 44 post-menopausal women. Among pheromone users, 41% reported more petting, kissing and affection with partners, while only 14% of placebo users reported an increase in affection from their partners.
January 28, 2005
Praising the life's work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., winners of the award in his name pledged to continue to support the underrepresented during a ceremony at UCSF on Tuesday.
January 28, 2005
Faculty and staff are invited to help plan for programs slated for new clinical facilities at UCSF Mission Bay during a morning session on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
January 27, 2005
Eating fish that is baked or broiled may be healthy, but fried fish isn't. Harvard researchers studied 4,700 older people and found that those who ate broiled or baked fish one to two times a month had a 14% reduced risk of stroke and those who ate it five or more times a week had a 32% lower risk. But eating fried fish or fish sandwiches was associated with a 37% higher risk of all types of stroke and a 44% higher risk of ischemic stroke, the kind that occurs when a clot blocks an artery. The study appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
January 27, 2005
As the year 2005 is well under way, UCSF employees are encouraged to take a good look at wellness programs offered by health plans.

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