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Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

New research shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
23-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Age Matters Behind the Wheel – but Not How You Might Expect

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills to age, gender and playing organized sports or video games. The results suggest all novice drivers should undergo mandatory training, not just teenagers. Age: Among males, the...
22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study Shows Need for Early Support Among People with Uveal Melanoma

UCLA researchers found that nearly all people diagnosed with uveal melanoma had a number of unmet psychological and health information needs, particularly during the first three months after their diagnoses. The study is the first prospective,...
22-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Use Color-Coded Tags to Discover How Heart Cells Develop

UCLA researchers used fluorescent colored proteins to trace how cardiomyocytes — cells in heart muscle that enable it to pump blood — are produced in mouse embryos. The findings could eventually lead to methods for regenerating heart tissue in...
21-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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