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Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s...

Transplant drugs may help wipe out persistent HIV infections

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are...

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the...

Researchers use Lumosity to spot early cognitive impairment in cirrhosis patients

Peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology A new study from the University of Washington has found that performance on Lumosity games can...

NASA Snow Mapper Reaps Big Benefits for California

Unprecedented snowpack maps from NASA's prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission helped water managers for 2.6 million residents of the San Francisco Bay Area achieve...

Polarized labor market leaving more employees in service jobs

The widening chasm in the U.S. job market has brought many workers a long-term shift to low-skill service jobs, according to a study co-authored...

Communities should hit the ‘pause button’ following a disaster

One of the first steps people take toward rebuilding their communities after a flood, wildfire or other disaster may not be the right step,...

UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on...

Contamination from California Gold Rush keeps cropping up

An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer,...

Fecal transplant pill knocks out recurrent C. diff infection

Swallowing pills containing a concentrate of fecal bacteria successfully stops recurrent bouts of debilitating Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection by rebalancing the bacteria in...

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