Scientists from UCSF, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have concluded an independent review of the appropriateness of the radiation testing protocols used by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Navy to assess radiation contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard.
A future in which precision medicine benefits everyone is not guaranteed. For that to happen, UCSF experts argue, the health care industry must first tackle today’s health disparities, including differences in disease outcomes and access to care based on race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
Hurricane. Fires. Disease and allergen outbreaks. Heat waves. These climate-fueled events kill, they pack ERs, and they leave lingering legacies of toxic pollution, pulmonary complications, and post-traumatic stress – but they are just a glimpse of what’s to come unless the world makes an extraordinary course correction.
E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new UC San Francisco research, the first longitudinal study linking e-cigarettes to respiratory illness in a sample representative of the entire U.S. adult population.
In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UCSF scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs.
We spoke to John Balmes, MD, a pulmonologist and professor of medicine at UCSF, about the immediate and long-term health risks of wildfire smoke, and what people should be aware of on days with poor air quality.
Study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure are slightly more likely to be obese, and are significantly more likely to suffer from disorders associated with high BMI, as well as obstructive airway diseases like asthma.
Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice as likely as those with asthma alone to seek care in the Emergency Room.