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Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national study by researchers at UCSF.
Expanding routine newborn screening to include a metabolic vulnerability profile could lead to earlier detection of life-threatening complications in babies born preterm, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
Though cancer immunotherapy has become a promising standard-of-care treatment – and in some cases, perhaps a cure – for a wide variety of different cancers, it doesn’t work for everyone, and researchers have increasingly turned their attention to understanding why.
With influenza, COVID-19, and the usual cold-weather respiratory infections in circulation this winter, experts say it’s bound to be a confusing season for people to sort out what to do when they fall ill.
Infectious diseases expert Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, explores her hypothesis that one of the benefits of masks may be that they provide exposure to enough coronavirus to build immunity but not enough to cause illness.
Health experts are warning that the addition of another respiratory illness on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could overburden the health care system, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of catching both diseases at once.