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2014-07-18 11:56:40

New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence.

2014-07-16 08:28:17

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen scientists received a total of $1.05 million in funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation for projects that aim to identify new

2014-07-02 10:23:42

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits – both inpatient and emergency – and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation.

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2014-07-01 03:30:22

UCSF shows success of randomized clinical trial for kids with autism, establishing it as a time and cost effective tool.

2014-06-27 19:13:14

In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.

2014-06-09 14:11:57

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.

2014-06-05 13:19:17

A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.

2014-06-03 23:05:20

Researchers find that lawmakers rely on flawed racial assumptions to further abortion restrictions. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The International

2014-05-14 08:30:41

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Labs, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), today announced plans to open Janssen Labs @South San Francisco, a new 30,000-square

2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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