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HIV-Positive Women with Cytomegalovirus Likelier to Pass Virus That Causes AIDS to Infant

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HIV-positive women with CMV in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV to their infants. The research also found that they are nearly 30 times likelier to...
21-Jun-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Switzer Prize Recipient's "Extraordinary Work Represents a Powerful Example" of Basic Sciences Research Impacting Patient Lives

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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA awards 2017 Swtizer Prize to Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a neurologist who revealed the molecular basis of neurological disorders.
19-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Blum Federation Releases Discovering Solutions for Global Wellbeing

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The UC Blum Federation has released a compendium of research working toward reducing poverty and improving health for all populations.
14-Jun-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds No Gender Difference in Stress as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease

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In a new study, UCLA researchers hypothesized that simple biomarkers — urinary stress hormones dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and cortisol — would be associated with more calcium buildup in the coronary arteries, which indicates the...
14-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pregnancy Problems Not Necessarily Tied to Zika Viral Load or Dengue Fever

Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy are not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. The presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever also is not necessarily...
12-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Balance and Movement Improved in Animal Model of Parkinson’s Disease

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Researchers at UCLA have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination. The drug, called CLR01, also reduced the amount of a toxic protein in the brain thought to promote development of the disorder.
12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How the Galapagos Cormorant Lost Its Ability to Fly

UCLA scientists discovered that changes to the genes that shortened the Galapagos cormorant's wings are the same genes that go awry in a group of human bone disorders characterized by stunted arms and legs. The findings shed light on the genetic...
29-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Escaping Jet Lag on Your Vacation Getaway

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Your long-awaited vacation is right around the corner. As the calendar days peel away and you compile your to-do checklist, the issue of jet lag looms if your getaway involves crossing multiple time zones. “Anyone who has ever suffered jet lag...
31-May-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

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For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.
22-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT

How Families Can Support Dad's Health for Father's Day and Beyond

Physician shares advice on how families can talk to dad and encourage him to take care of himself.
15-Jun-2017 10:20 AM EDT

Parents with PTSD Need to Talk to Their Kids

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Parents don’t need to talk about their trauma to share their struggles, Instead, they should explain the PTSD-related behavior their children might be witnessing.
14-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA's Dr. Jeffrey Klausner Is Available for Interviews About Mumps Outbreak in Los Angeles County

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2-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT

After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance

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While many insects pose no threat to us, some are cause for concern.
24-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Rising Skin Cancer Rates Call for Yearly Body Exams

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A group of dermatologists and oncologists published an article in the March issue of the journal Future Medicine asking the preventive task force to revise its stance on full body skin inspections.
23-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge

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While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.
16-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Youth Suicide Is on the Rise

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The issue of youth suicide is much in the news these days. Middle school students are just as likely to die from suicide as from traffic accidents, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT

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