As the deadly wildfires that devastated Northern California this month come under control and residents begin the process of rebuilding, one question that lingers is the longer-term health effects of the smoke.
Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.
San Francisco recently passed the country’s first outright ban on sales of flavored tobacco. It was supported by more than 15 years’ worth of research and national advocacy work by UCSF’s Valerie Yerger.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.
Research shows that the lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease.