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Study shows how birth control pills affect women’s psychological and biological responses to stress

A new UCLA Health study is shedding light on how using hormonal contraceptive pills may affect women’s responses to stress and their risk for inflammation-related illnesses.
6-Dec-2023 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UCLA scientists receive $9.1 million from the NCI to improve early detection methods for cancer

Researchers from the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received two grants totaling $9.1 million from the National Cancer Institute to advance liquid biopsy technologies for the early detection of cancer, which can significantly...
4-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Studies help explain why some prostate cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

Two new studies led by researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center give insight into how cells use energy to influence the way prostate tumors survive and grow — advancements that can help explain why some prostate cancers become...
1-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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About 20% of patients listed as alive in their electronic health records were actually deceased according to California data

About 20% of patients whose medical records showed them as being alive were in fact deceased according to California data.
30-Nov-2023 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Black men with advanced prostate cancer less likely to receive crucial treatment, study finds

A new study led by investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found Black men diagnosed with more advanced stages of prostate cancer are significantly less likely to be prescribed novel hormone therapy than other racial and...
29-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Substance abuse treatment helps reduce reported methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men

A nearly decade-long study by UCLA researchers found that substance abuse treatment of any kind may help to reduce methamphetamine usage among men who have sex with other men.
29-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Doctors call for expanded reporting of medical care given in ICE detention centers

call for expanded reporting of medical care given in ICE detention centers
28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surgeon and thoracic surgical oncologist Dr. Bryan Burt named chief of thoracic surgery at UCLA Health

Dr. Bryan Burt, an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist and surgical oncologist, has joined UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as the new chief of thoracic surgery and professor of surgery.
28-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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