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(UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital)

UCSF Children’s Hospital Patients Witness Superheroes Scaling Hospital Walls

Some children fighting the good fight at the University of California San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital got some backup Wednesday morning.

04/23/2015

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UC Researcher’s Study Suggests Fracking Leads To Higher Levels Of Radon Gas

A preliminary study co-authored by a University of California researcher claims levels of cancer-causing radon gas has increased in Pennsylvania homes as fracking has expanded in the state.

04/10/2015

Three-dimensional image of Enterovirus D68 (CREDIT: COURTESY OF YUE LIU AND MICHAEL ROSSMANN, PURDUE UNIVERSITY)

New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California Kids

Just days after getting the upper respiratory illness, children couldn’t move parts of their bodies, and the cause of the strange and sudden paralysis has doctors concerned.

03/30/2015

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Empathy Drug? UC Researchers Find Parkinson’s Pill Also Makes People Less Tolerant Of Inequality

A drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease has also been found to make patients less tolerant of inequality and engage in more equitable behaviors.

03/19/2015

UCSF dentistry student Randhir Kaur, 37, was found dead in her Albany apartment. (Source: Bay City News)

UCSF Dental Student Found Dead In Albany Apartment

An Albany woman found dead in an apparent homicide in her apartment on Monday has been identified as a University of California at San Francisco dental school student.

03/11/2015

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UCSF Research Finds Sugar Industry Influenced Government Advice On Cavities In 1960s & 70s

Researchers at UCSF found the sugar industry worked closely with government scientists in the 1960s and 70s on research to find ways to cut cavities and may have pushed them away from advice urging people to eat less sugar.

03/10/2015

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11-Year-Old Leukemic Girl With Life-Threatening Bone Marrow Transplant Making Others Smile From ICU

Myla Cunanan didn’t want any presents for her 11th birthday last month.

03/09/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Future Crimes, Scavenger Hunt, Movies & Music & Food!

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

03/04/2015

A pharmacist admisters a flu vaccine. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

UCSF Slapped With $100K Penalty For Giving Patient A Chicken Pox Vaccine That Left Him Blind In One Eye

After the vaccination, the patient had to undergo multiple eye surgeries for chicken pox contracted to both eyes, and the patient is now blind on the right eye.

02/11/2015

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MRI Machines Get A Makeover In New UCSF Medical Scanning Center Designed To Calm Kids

UCSF Mission Bay hospital staff are polishing their skills on the newest and most attractive magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRI) in the country in an effort to make it easier for young patients to stay still during an intimidating procedure.

01/16/2015

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