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Newswise: Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children
Released: 7-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researcher Sandra Loo was a principal investigator on the study that led to FDA approval of the first non-drug ADHD treatment. In this Q&A, Loo discusses the device and its potential in ADHD treatment.

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Released: 28-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Researcher looks for ways to detect deadly cancer before it develops
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Beth Karlan, the newly appointed director of cancer population genetics at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hopeful that her research will not only help women get diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, but also identify the women who are most at-risk so they can intervene before the cancer even develops.

Newswise: Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked
Released: 20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. Oncologist Zev Wainberg, MD, debunks four common myths about the disease.

Newswise: 4 common myths about breast cancer
Released: 2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
4 common myths about breast cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses four myths regarding the most common cancer in U.S. women.

Newswise: What Patients Don't Know (but Should) About Prostate Cancer
Released: 19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
What Patients Don't Know (but Should) About Prostate Cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

This Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, urologist shares three things patients are surprised to learn

Newswise: Five Facts About Ovarian Cancer Everyone Should Know
Released: 21-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Five Facts About Ovarian Cancer Everyone Should Know
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Although ovarian cancer is often considered a relatively rare cancer – accounting for only about 3 percent of all cancers in women – it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. In September, also known as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, share these 5 facts with your friends and loved ones.

Newswise: Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips
Released: 14-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Male infertility accounts for 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills explains the factors at play — and how to know whether you need to see a doctor.

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Released: 12-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Grilling and Cancer: 4 Tips for Healthier Grilling
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When beef, pork, fish or poultry are cooked using high-temperature methods, chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form.

Released: 8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.

Newswise: Is Sleep Apnea Worse for Women?  Studies Continue to Say “Yes.”
Released: 8-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Is Sleep Apnea Worse for Women? Studies Continue to Say “Yes.”
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Left untreated, its sleep-disturbing effects can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. And for women, the impact can be even more severe.

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Released: 7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
5 Facts Teens Should Know Before They Vape
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it is cracking down on the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to minors, including those under the Juul brand and other similar emerging brands such as myblue and KandyPens. The agency is also creating a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop the use of, and access to, Juul and other e-cigarettes. UCLA's Dr. Holly Middlekauff created an educational video to help teens understand the facts about e-cigs.

Newswise: Kids’ Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Can Be Mistaken for Learning Disabilities
Released: 4-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Kids’ Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Can Be Mistaken for Learning Disabilities
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Certain symptoms characteristic of learning disabilities or behavioral problems, such as fidgeting and difficulty concentrating, can arise from a child's discomfort due to seasonal allergies.

Newswise: Planning a Juice Cleanse to Prep for Beach Season? Do This Instead.
Released: 2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Planning a Juice Cleanse to Prep for Beach Season? Do This Instead.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Juice cleanses, sometimes called juicing, have become hugely popular for their supposed ability to help people shed weight quickly – particularly in preparation for a summer vacation or special event. But is juicing actually effective?

Newswise: Surviving the College Acceptance Letter Waiting Game
Released: 13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Surviving the College Acceptance Letter Waiting Game
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Kate Sheehan, a licensed clinical social worker and managing director of the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support, has some survival tips for navigating the wait.

Newswise: Protecting Your Child From Spring Sports Injuries
Released: 9-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EST
Protecting Your Child From Spring Sports Injuries
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related, and that more than half of those are preventable.

Newswise: Smart Sleep Steps to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time
Released: 6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
Smart Sleep Steps to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Alon Avidan, a professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, has these suggestions to help people adapt more quickly.

Newswise: Good Deeds May Be an Antidote to Daily Diet of Distressing Headlines
Released: 29-Jan-2018 4:55 PM EST
Good Deeds May Be an Antidote to Daily Diet of Distressing Headlines
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Stressed out by today's extreme news cycle? UCLA expert offers tips for coping.

Newswise: UCLA Health Experts Advisory - Focus on Winter Olympics 2018
Released: 26-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST
UCLA Health Experts Advisory - Focus on Winter Olympics 2018
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold
Released: 9-Jan-2018 2:40 PM EST
Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

Newswise: Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel
Released: 27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST
Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: 4 Ways to Troubleshoot Weight Loss, According to a Physician
Released: 21-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST
4 Ways to Troubleshoot Weight Loss, According to a Physician
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t
Released: 8-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST
Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue
Released: 1-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST
Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.

Newswise: Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption
Released: 21-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST
Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.

Newswise: For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving
Released: 3-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT
For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.

Newswise: Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids
Released: 31-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at UCLA Health, answers questions about how parents can let kids enjoy their Halloween candy without going overboard.

Newswise: Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results
Released: 27-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of a molecule in the blood naturally made by the prostate.Here are common factors to be aware of that could change your PSA test results.

Newswise: Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season
Released: 24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

It’s human nature to be afraid of pain. UCLA Health offers advice on how to get through the flu shot.

Newswise: Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.
Released: 6-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Targeted therapies are now available for approximately 85 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Newswise: Kids with Diabetes Can Still Enjoy Halloween
Released: 29-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT
Kids with Diabetes Can Still Enjoy Halloween
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

While children with type 1 and 2 diabetes may not be able to splurge on Halloween candy like most others, they don’t have to miss out entirely.

Newswise: Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.
Released: 27-Sep-2017 7:05 PM EDT
Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

There is no “one size fits all approach” when it comes to treating breast cancer. The disease is made up of several subtypes, and ideally each type should be treated with therapies that target the unique underlying biological problems.

Newswise: An Age-Old Question:  When Do You Need a Geriatrician?
Released: 22-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT
An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

There’s no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician – a physician who specializes in the healthcare needs of people who are aging – is the right choice for you or your loved one.

Newswise: 10 Health Tips for Female College Students
Released: 12-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT
10 Health Tips for Female College Students
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.

Newswise: Concussions in Women: Rates, Symptoms and Recovery Are Different
Released: 6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Concussions in Women: Rates, Symptoms and Recovery Are Different
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Females tend to report more symptoms—and more severe ones--and may also take longer to recover from brain injuries than their male counterparts.

Newswise: Beware the Role of Depression in College Students’ ‘Failure to Launch’
Released: 1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Beware the Role of Depression in College Students’ ‘Failure to Launch’
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Each fall, parents pack their college freshmen off to school, fingers crossed for a solid start on the road to adulthood. But some students don’t find their footing and return home after a semester or two to regroup.

Newswise: 10 Things College Women Can Do to Protect Their Gynecologic Health
Released: 29-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT
10 Things College Women Can Do to Protect Their Gynecologic Health
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.

Newswise: Cancer Treatments Can Change the Sense of Taste, Nutrition Expert Warns
Released: 25-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Cancer Treatments Can Change the Sense of Taste, Nutrition Expert Warns
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Cancer treatments have many effects on patients – some apparent and some less so. One of the most noticeable changes is a change in taste.

Newswise: Protecting Kids Against HPV Before Cancer Risk Increases
Released: 10-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Protecting Kids Against HPV Before Cancer Risk Increases
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

It is that time of year for kids returning to school to get vaccinated before the school year starts. But the controversy over the HPV vaccine continues to rage as it has since its introduction in the U.S. in 2014.

Newswise: No Summer Vacations for Viruses
Released: 7-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT
No Summer Vacations for Viruses
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Summer colds might seem rare, but you’re actually just as likely to catch one in the summer as in the winter. Why?

Released: 3-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Dietitians Share Tips for Throwing a Healthy Fourth of July Cookout
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health dietitians Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes share their tips for hosting a healthy but festive Fourth of July party.

Newswise: To Help Veterans with PTSD, Families Should Emphasize Integration, Not Isolation, Expert Says
Released: 30-Jun-2017 7:05 PM EDT
To Help Veterans with PTSD, Families Should Emphasize Integration, Not Isolation, Expert Says
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Symptoms of PTSD can include irritability, isolation, agitation, jumpiness, nightmares, sleep disturbances and substance abuse. All of these can take a toll not just on the person with PTSD, but on their loved ones as well.

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Released: 30-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Tips for Hosting a Healthy Fourth of July Cookout
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Two dietitians -- Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes -- share tips on how to have a festive Fourth of July party while keeping it healthy.

Newswise: Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits
Released: 22-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

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Released: 15-Jun-2017 10:20 AM EDT
How Families Can Support Dad's Health for Father's Day and Beyond
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Physician shares advice on how families can talk to dad and encourage him to take care of himself.

Newswise: Parents with PTSD Need to Talk to Their Kids
Released: 14-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Parents with PTSD Need to Talk to Their Kids
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance
Released: 24-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

While many insects pose no threat to us, some are cause for concern.

Newswise: Rising Skin Cancer Rates Call for Yearly Body Exams
Released: 23-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Rising Skin Cancer Rates Call for Yearly Body Exams
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge
Released: 16-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT
For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: Youth Suicide Is on the Rise
Released: 10-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT
Youth Suicide Is on the Rise
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.


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