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Doctors Prescribe Opioids at High Rates to Those at Increased Overdose Risk, but Trends Improving, Study Finds

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid...
23-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Child Marriage Occurs in the US and Threatens the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys Nationwide, UCLA Researchers Report

According to a new report by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, approximately 78,400 children in the U.S. are or have been married.
16-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Use Search Engines, Social Media to Predict Syphilis Trends

UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur.
16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sitting Is Bad for Your Brain – Not Just Your Metabolism or Heart

Sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers at UCLA wanted to see how sedentary behavior influences brain health, especially regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation.
11-Apr-2018 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inhibiting Metabolism Found to Be Effective in Treating Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

Researchers have found that two targeted therapies could be more effective if used in combination to treat squamous cell carcinomas of the lung. The two drugs, MLN128 and CB-839, individually target the metabolism of key nutrients glucose and...
10-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery of 4 Subtypes of Melanoma Points to New Treatment Approaches

Melanoma, a relatively rare but deadly skin cancer, has been shown to switch differentiation states, which can lead it to become resistant to treatment. Now, UCLA researchers have found that melanomas can be divided into four distinct subtypes...
9-Apr-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Tweak CRISPR to Speed Up Genomic Editing

UCLA researchers have tweaked CRISPR technology, enabling them to monitor the outcome of tens of thousands of gene edits in the time it currently takes to analyze a few. The advance will improve scientists’ ability to identify the genetic changes...
6-Apr-2018 7:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Method Allows Scientists to Watch Brain Cells Interacting in Real Time

An advance by UCLA neuroscientists could lead to a better understanding of astrocytes, a star-shaped brain cell believed to play a key role in neurological disorders like Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
3-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Synthetic Pot Has Nothing to Do with Cannabis Plant; Pharmacologist Can Discuss Why It's Dangerous

25-Apr-2018 6:05 AM EDT

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Taxes on Sodas and Sugary Drinks: UCLA Dietitian, Public Health Expert Offers Comment

6-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Coffee and Cancer: Epidemiologist Available

2-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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Exercises Challenge People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to Confront Their Deepest Anxieties

UCLA psychiatrist Jamie Feusner describes what intensive psychotherapy for OCD looks like
22-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Rolling Back Nicotine in Cigarettes: Smoking Policy Advisor/Internist Available

16-Mar-2018 8:05 PM EDT

How to Talk with a Loved One About Their Weight Gain

14-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Surviving the College Acceptance Letter Waiting Game

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.
13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Protecting Your Child From Spring Sports Injuries

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.
9-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EST

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