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U.S. ranks near bottom in efficiency of health care spending

A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States health...

L.A. ‘hoods show big differences in transit-related air pollution

UCLA researchers pitted four Los Angeles neighborhoods head-to-head to compare their air pollution levels and found that while more affluent neighborhoods generally fared better,...

Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show...

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness...

Radiologists study structure of mysterious sea ‘monster’

"Wow, that’s one big fish!" That was the reaction of everyone at UCLA’s Translational Research Imaging Center when a monster fish story became reality in...

Walk of shame? It depends on your gender

Regret and casual sex may go hand in hand but for different reasons, depending on the sex of the participants. According to new research by...

Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes

Why do the faces of some primates contain so many different colors — black, blue, red, orange and white — that are mixed in...
Fish oil could treat nerve damage

You are what you eat: Low-fat diet changes prostate cancer tissue

Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and...

Two-step method shows promise in fighting pancreatic cancer

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new technique for fighting deadly and hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer that uses two different types...

Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago: Study

Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists...

Why social connection is as important as food and shelter

Facebook and gossip might seem like a waste of time, but they actually serve a basic human need. A growing body of research shows that...

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