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Anorexia Nervosa Comes in All Sizes, Including Plus Size

Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low BMI.

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ER Focus on Immediate Medical Issues Can Miss the Bigger Picture

In what is believed to be one of the first analyses of frequent emergency department users to include integrated medical, behavioral and social service data, a new UCSF study comprehensively examined these patients’ use of both medical and nonmedical services.

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AI Rivals Expert Radiologists at Detecting Brain Hemorrhages

An algorithm developed by scientists at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley did better than two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans—an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with TBI, strokes and aneurysms.

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‘Missing’ Virus Detected in Dozens of Children Paralyzed by Polio-Like Illness

Research team has detected the immunological remnants of a common seasonal virus in spinal fluid from dozens of patients diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The findings provide the clearest evidence to date that AFM is caused by an enterovirus (EV) that invades and impairs the central nervous system.

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Valley Fever Is On the Rise – But No One Knows How It Picks Its Victims

In 2017, Valley Fever sent some 14,000 Americans to the doctor’s office, half in California. Most show up with flu-like symptoms and fatigue, but a small number of people develop debilitating infections that spread from the lungs to other parts of the body, including the brain. UCSF researchers are trying to figure how the fungus works and what we can do to stop it.

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