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October 13, 1999
Combining the efforts of children's cancer treatment programs nationwide, a randomized clinical trial of 539 children has shown that two innovative treatments, taken together, offer nearly a three-fold improvement in the disease-free survival of children...
October 13, 1999
Preventing lung cancer is easier than curing it, and any barriers that inhibit blacks from full access to care must be removed, emphasize two doctors at the University of California , San Francisco.
October 12, 1999
A series of political defeats, declines in campaign contributions and a recent falloff in revenue appear to signal an erosion of tobacco industry influence in California, even though the industry remains a major political force in the state...
October 04, 1999
In experiments with laboratory mice, a team of American, Canadian and Italian researchers have discovered a cause and potential treatment for painful colitis and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease.
September 07, 1999
Findings from a UC San Francisco survey of older Californians ages 45-70, show one in five retired early (before age 50) and almost half of those early retirees left their jobs for health reasons.
September 01, 1999
Current cholesterol guidelines can prevent a significant proportion of deaths and recurrent heart attacks in people with existing heart disease, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
September 01, 1999
Scientists have identified the first genetic defect linked to insulin resistance, a precursor to most of the 15 million cases of adult diabetes in the United States...
August 30, 1999
Pain alerts the body to danger, but UC San Francisco researchers report that it may play another crucial role - helping to prevent the body from slipping into the chronic inflammation associated with such diseases as arthritis, colitis and asthma.
August 26, 1999
The number of gay men having unprotected anal sex is increasing dramatically, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
August 15, 1999
Researchers have long known that the body can activate its own form of pain relief in response to painful stimuli. Now, UC San Francisco investigators have determined that, in rats, this long-lasting relief is produced by the brain's "reward" pathway...

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