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What to Know About Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

In a perfect storm of smoke, heat, and viral pandemic, the worry this year is that air pollution from wildfires could increase the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. UCSF physicians explain the risks and how to protect yourself.

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New Model of Breast Cancer’s Causes Developed by UCSF-led Team

A new model of the causes of breast cancer, created by a team led by researchers at UCSF, Genentech and Stanford University, is designed to capture the complex interrelationships between dozens of primary and secondary breast cancer causes and stimulate further research.

UCSF Releases Report on Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Testing Protocols

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.

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E-Cigarettes Significantly Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, First Long-Term Study Finds

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.