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Public Health Dentists Offer Recommendations to Better Integrate Oral Health and Primary Care

In practice, policy and education, oral health care and primary health care have traditionally been considered separate. In an effort to change that, a group of public health dentists has issued recommendations on improving the integration of the...
16-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

OCD Treatment Could Someday Start with a Brain Scan

UCLA researchers have developed a way to use brain scans and machine learning — a form of artificial intelligence — to predict whether people with OCD will benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. The technique could help improve the overall...
14-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Newly Discovered Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease

Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels.
13-Feb-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCLA Researchers Link a Relatively Unknown Gene to Early Emergence of Blood Diseases

UCLA researchers, in collaboration with the University of Iowa, discovered the contribution of a specific gene in the proper development of blood cells that give rise to hematopoietic stem cells. The findings identify a potential target for the...
1-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Research Uncovers Gene Network That Regulates Motor Neuron Formation During Embryonic Development

UCLA researchers have discovered the inner workings of a gene network that regulates the development of spinal motor neurons in the growing chicken and mouse embryo. The research also answers a long-standing question about why motor neurons, the...
1-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


With $3.1m Grant From NIH, UCLA Scientists to Advance Adoption of Focal Therapy to Treat Prostate Cancer

UCLA researchers Dr. Leonard Marks and Shyam Natarajan will lead a $3.1 million research project grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to advance the adoption of a promising new technology to treat men with prostate cancer. By helping...
30-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCLA Study Could Explain Link Between High-Cholesterol Diet and Colon Cancer

UCLA scientists found that boosting mice's cholesterol levels spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumors to form faster. The study identifies a new drug target for colon cancer treatment.
24-Jan-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

CDC Awards the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health $2.7 Million to Train Undergraduates as Future Public Health Leaders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health to launch a training program that will inspire undergraduate...
22-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stressed out by today's extreme news cycle? UCLA expert offers tips for coping.
29-Jan-2018 4:55 PM EST


Various UCLA Health physicians offer their expertise on topics related to the Winter Olympics 2018, such as coping with sports injuries and testing for banned substances; among others.
26-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST


There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.
9-Jan-2018 2:40 PM EST


Holiday travel forces people into often-crowded airplanes, automobiles and airports and the result can be a cold or other bug that dims the holiday cheer.
27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST


The question is a logical one. New fad diets and exercise plans make big promises, but progress is never as easy as the hype suggests.
21-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST


Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.
8-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST


7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST


Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.
1-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST

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