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2014-01-18 23:02:25

In response to an article published by VOA News, Gabriel Pediatrics discusses the amount of hard work from doctors in Mali that prevented disease in children. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics responds to an article published by VOA News on December 18th, which reports that doctors in Mali would go from house to house, instead of waiting for children to come to them, to see if they were showing signs of deadly diseases. According to the VOA News article titled,...

2014-01-15 16:24:03

UC San Francisco Becomes TEDMED's First Medical Research Institution Partner WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, announced today it will hold its annual gathering across up to 7 stages simultaneously via digitally linked, permanent host cities around the world....

2014-01-15 14:14:04

These cells may sometimes revert to a non-functional state, but other pancreatic cells may someday step in to replace them Two new studies led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists shed new light on the nature of beta cells, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that are compromised in diabetes. The first suggests that some cases of diabetes may be caused when beta cells are deprived of oxygen, prompting them to revert to a less mature state that renders them incapable of...

2014-01-09 12:27:03

MADISON, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the nation's leading university focused exclusively on health, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine, for improved patient care, treatment and outcomes. Initial clinical...

2014-01-08 17:39:58

UCSF-led study sheds light on muscle-to-bone transformation Researchers have developed a new way to study bone disorders and bone growth, using stem cells from patients afflicted with a rare, genetic bone disease. The approach, based on Nobel-Prize winning techniques, could illuminate the illness, in which muscles and tendons progressively turn into bone, and addresses the similar destructive process that afflicts a growing number of veterans who have suffered blast injuries — including...

2014-01-06 08:27:59

Patients also saw improved cholesterol levels OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who used an online patient portal to refill medications increased their medication adherence and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the journal Medical Care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) Online patient portals allow users to perform tasks such as scheduling appointments, accessing their health records,...

2013-12-17 23:26:37

As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag. Juvaderm Voluma XC™, just approved by the FDA, is the first and only filler approved to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. “This product will change the way we address facial aging and contouring,” says Dr. Maas. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag....

2013-12-03 11:10:10

UCSF-led team identifies potential new risk factor for cardiovascular patients A commonly used heart monitor may be a simple tool for predicting the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. In a study to be published in the December 3, 2013 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers discovered that patients who have more premature atrial contractions (PACs) detected by a routine...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'