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ScienceBlogs
Study: Chemical alternative in BPA-free products may not be saferManufacturers who market their products as “BPA-free” aren’t just sending consu
Study: Chemical alternative in BPA-free products may not be safer
ScienceBlogs / Posted 8 hours ago
Manufacturers who market their products as “BPA-free” aren’t just sending consumers a message about chemical composition. The underlying message is about safety — as in, this product is safe or least more safe than products that do contain BPA.... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Worsening migraine no reason to halt dihydroergotamine infusionBy Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Worsening of headache during
Worsening migraine no reason to halt dihydroergotamine infusion
News-Medical-Net / Posted 9 hours ago
By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Worsening of headache during intravenous (iv) dihydroergotamine (DHE) treatment for chronic migraine does not mean that the therapy will be unsuccessful, say researchers. Instead, the team found that... Read more
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examiner.com
You’ve got doc-mailCommunication between doctors and patients is important maintaining a high leve
You’ve got doc-mail
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
Communication between doctors and patients is important maintaining a high level of care. A new UCLA study has found that a doctor’s reminder via e-mail keeps his or her patients more engaged in their healthcare. The study led by John Mafi, MD, a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
We Sigh Without Realizing It Every Five Minutes. Here's Why.We sigh when we're stressed, when we're in love and when we practice yoga and m
We Sigh Without Realizing It Every Five Minutes. Here's Why.
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
We sigh when we're stressed, when we're in love and when we practice yoga and meditation -- but that's not all. Our brains signal for us to sigh every five minutes, often without us even realizing it. (Seriously, listen to your own breaths in a quiet... Read more
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Medical News Today
A sigh of relief: new discovery could aid breathing problemsWe all do it - that long, deep breath known as a "sigh" in order to express our
A sigh of relief: new discovery could aid breathing problems
Medical News Today / Posted 3 days ago
We all do it - that long, deep breath known as a "sigh" in order to express our sadness, relief or exhaustion. But you might be surprised to learn that sighing is actually crucial to lung function, and scientists have now pinpointed the brain cells... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New study pinpoints two tiny clusters of neurons responsible for changing normal breaths into sighs"You must remember this: a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh." Contra
New study pinpoints two tiny clusters of neurons responsible for changing normal breaths into sighs
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
"You must remember this: a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh." Contrary to the words immortalized by the piano singer in "Casablanca," a sigh is far more than a sigh. Heaving an unconscious sigh is a life-sustaining reflex that helps... Read more
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Science Daily
Origin of sighing reflex in the brain pinpointed: Discovery could benefit patients with breathing disordersContrary to the words immortalized by the piano singer in "Casablanca," a sigh
Origin of sighing reflex in the brain pinpointed: Discovery could benefit patients with breathing disorders
Science Daily / Posted 4 days ago
Contrary to the words immortalized by the piano singer in "Casablanca," a sigh is far more than a sigh. Heaving an unconscious sigh is a life-sustaining reflex that helps preserve lung function. Now a new study by researchers UCLA and Stanford has... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggestsFor some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery migh
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggests
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Whooping Cough Protection Fades Fast After Tdap Booster, Study FindsA booster vaccine for whooping cough, which many states require for middle scho
Whooping Cough Protection Fades Fast After Tdap Booster, Study Finds
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 7 days ago
A booster vaccine for whooping cough, which many states require for middle school-aged children, does not provide long-lasting protection, a study finds. The Tdap booster is meant to protect against pertussis, or whooping cough, tetanus and... Read more
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Medical News Today
Electrical forehead patch could treat chronic PTSDFor the first time, a trial in a small group of patients shows that a new type
Electrical forehead patch could treat chronic PTSD
Medical News Today / Posted 10 days ago
For the first time, a trial in a small group of patients shows that a new type of treatment for epilepsy and depression that uses an external, wearable electrical brain stimulator could significantly reduce severity of chronic post-traumatic stress... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your MemoryYou can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s ema
Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your Memory
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 11 days ago
You can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s email. And you forgot the question you wanted to ask your colleague when you bump into her in the hallway. If you’re feeling a little forgetful lately, it might be due to... Read more
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Science Daily
'BPA-free' plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive systemYet new UCLA research demonstrates that BPS (Bisphenol S), a common replacement
'BPA-free' plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system
Science Daily / Posted 11 days ago
Yet new UCLA research demonstrates that BPS (Bisphenol S), a common replacement for BPA, speeds up embryonic development and disrupts the reproductive system. Reported in the Feb. 1 edition of the journal Endocrinology, the animal study is the first... Read more
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Newswise
Chemical in “BPA-Free” Plastic Accelerates Embryonic Development, Disrupts Reproductive System in Animals UCLA research suggests common substitute for BPA is not safer Available for l
Chemical in “BPA-Free” Plastic Accelerates Embryonic Development, Disrupts Reproductive System in Animals
Newswise / Posted 11 days ago
UCLA research suggests common substitute for BPA is not safer Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsEndocrinology, Feb. 1,... Read more
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Science Daily
Protein combination improves bone regeneration, study shows: Findings have potential for effective clinical therapeutics to treat bone defects, osteoporosisThe study, led by Dr. Kang Ting, professor and chair of the section of orthodon
Protein combination improves bone regeneration, study shows: Findings have potential for effective clinical therapeutics to treat bone defects, osteoporosis
Science Daily / Posted 14 days ago
The study, led by Dr. Kang Ting, professor and chair of the section of orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry; Dr. Chia Soo, professor of plastic surgery and vice chair for research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Dr. Aaron... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UCLA researchers find protein combination that could improve clinical bone restorationA UCLA research team has found a combination of proteins that could significant
UCLA researchers find protein combination that could improve clinical bone restoration
News-Medical-Net / Posted 14 days ago
A UCLA research team has found a combination of proteins that could significantly improve clinical bone restoration. The findings may be a big step toward developing effective therapeutic treatments for bone skeletal defects, bone loss and... Read more
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FOX News
Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in womenThe causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signal the need f
Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in women
FOX News / Posted 15 days ago
The causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signal the need for immediate medical attention are different in women than in men, according to a scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association. When women don't... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Colorectal cancers found before advised age to begin screeningOne in seven colon and rectal cancers in the United States are now diagnosed in
Colorectal cancers found before advised age to begin screening
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the United States are now diagnosed in patients younger than the age of 50, which is when people are advised to begin routine screenings for these tumours, a new study finds. By 2030, nearly one in four... Read more
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express
How warning symptoms for heart attacks differ between men and womenREVEALED: HEART attack causes and warning signs can differ greatly between wo
How warning symptoms for heart attacks differ between men and women
express / Posted 17 days ago
REVEALED: HEART attack causes and warning signs can differ greatly between woman and men, a new study has warned. Stark differences have been revealed between male and female heart... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in womenWASHINGTON: The causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signa
Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in women
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON: The causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signal the need for immediate medical attention are different in women than in men, according to a scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association. When... Read more
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FOX News
Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now diagnosed in patients
Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50
FOX News / Posted 18 days ago
One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now diagnosed in patients younger than age 50, which is when people are advised to begin routine screenings for these tumors, a new study finds. By 2030, nearly one in four rectal tumors and more... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50(Reuters Health) - One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now di
Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
(Reuters Health) - One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now diagnosed in patients younger than age 50, which is when people are advised to begin routine screenings for these tumors, a new study finds. By 2030, nearly one in four... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Weight-loss surgery may help depressionFor some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery migh
Weight-loss surgery may help depression
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 24 days ago
For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than... Read more
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Reuters
Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone's mental fitnessSumner Redstone (R), executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, arrives as a guest a
Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone's mental fitness
Reuters / Posted 25 days ago
Sumner Redstone (R), executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, arrives as a guest at the premiere of ''Star Trek Into Darkness'' in Hollywood May 14, 2013. Doctors Stephen Read and James Spar are collaborators on a chapter of a forthcoming psychiatry... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone's mental fitnessREUTERS: Doctors Stephen Read and James Spar are collaborators on a chapter of
Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone's mental fitness
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
REUTERS: Doctors Stephen Read and James Spar are collaborators on a chapter of a forthcoming psychiatry textbook, colleagues at UCLA’s medical school and go-to court experts on the evaluation of mental fitness in the elderly. In the 2014 fight over... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
UCLA Study: Untapped Region In Brain Cell Offers Goldmine Of Drug Targets For New Autism TreatmentsPosted: Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1:35 PM UCLA scientists have discovered tha
UCLA Study: Untapped Region In Brain Cell Offers Goldmine Of Drug Targets For New Autism Treatments
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 28 days ago
Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1:35 PM UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses a motherlode of mutated genes previously tied to autism. Recently published in Neuron, the finding could provide fresh drug... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Free speech, hate speech: Where’s the line at UCLA? | Los AngelesWhere does UCLA draw the line when it comes to speech and conduct protected by
Free speech, hate speech: Where’s the line at UCLA? | Los Angeles
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 30 days ago
Where does UCLA draw the line when it comes to speech and conduct protected by the First Amendment? When are words and actions punishable according to university standards? Those are questions some Jewish and pro-Israel UCLA students and faculty... Read more
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Science Daily
Mental health conditions common among bariatric surgery patientsBariatric surgery is an accepted method of promoting weight loss in severely ob
Mental health conditions common among bariatric surgery patients
Science Daily / Posted 30 days ago
Bariatric surgery is an accepted method of promoting weight loss in severely obese individuals. Mental health conditions may be common among patients seeking bariatric surgery; however, the prevalence of these conditions and whether they are... Read more
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Business Wire
Prolacta Bioscience® Appoints Dr. Victoria Niklas as Chief Medical and Scientific OfficerDr. Niklas has nearly three decades of experience as a clinical investigator an
Prolacta Bioscience® Appoints Dr. Victoria Niklas as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Business Wire / Posted 30 days ago
Dr. Niklas has nearly three decades of experience as a clinical investigator and neonatologist integrating basic and translational science in diseases afflicting newborns. She comes to Prolacta after serving as Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggestsFor some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery migh
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggests
The Record Searchlight / Posted 30 days ago
For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UCLA discovery could lead to new therapies for autismUCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses
UCLA discovery could lead to new therapies for autism
News-Medical-Net / Posted a month ago
UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses a motherlode of mutated genes previously tied to autism. Recently published in Neuron, the finding could provide fresh drug targets and lead to new therapies for the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggestsFor some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery migh
Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggests
Baltimore Sun / Posted a month ago
For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than... Read more
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Medical News Today
Mental health conditions common before bariatric surgeryMental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are com
Mental health conditions common before bariatric surgery
Medical News Today / Posted a month ago
Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study published in JAMA. Patients seeking bariatric surgery may be suffering from... Read more
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Science Daily
Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments: Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease"Our discovery will shed new light on how genetic mutations lead to autism," sa
Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments: Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease
Science Daily / Posted a month ago
"Our discovery will shed new light on how genetic mutations lead to autism," said principal investigator Dr. Kelsey Martin, interim dean and a professor of biological chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Before we can develop an... Read more
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Newswise
Untapped Region in Brain Cell Offers Goldmine of Drug Targets for New Autism Treatments, UCLA Study Finds Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease Newsw
Untapped Region in Brain Cell Offers Goldmine of Drug Targets for New Autism Treatments, UCLA Study Finds
Newswise / Posted a month ago
Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease Newswise — UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher AwardJohn Michael Criley, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed
American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher Award
News-Medical-Net / Posted 1 months ago
John Michael Criley, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researcher, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology on April 4 at the organization's 65th Annual Scientific Session in... Read more
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FOX News
Common heartburn and acid reflux drug linked with increased likelihood of kidney failureOlder patients taking drugs known asproton pump inhibitors, a common remedy for
Common heartburn and acid reflux drug linked with increased likelihood of kidney failure
FOX News / Posted 1 months ago
Older patients taking drugs known asproton pump inhibitors, a common remedy for heartburn and acid reflux, are two times more likely to be hospitalized with kidney failure than peers who don't take the pills, a study finds. While the side effect is... Read more
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FOX News
US cancer screening uneven, not up to targetsIn 2013, mammogram and colorectal cancer screening rates had stalled and Pap te
US cancer screening uneven, not up to targets
FOX News / Posted 1 months ago
In 2013, mammogram and colorectal cancer screening rates had stalled and Pap tests were on the decline, with many eligible U.S. adults not getting the recommended tests, according to a new report. Among people who should be regularly screened for... Read more

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