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This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

E-Cigarettes Don’t Actually Help People Quit Smoking, According To 84 Different Studies

A newly released UCSF research study shows that claims made by some electronic cigarette manufacturers—that the devices actually help people quit smoking—are unlikely.

05/13/2014

San Francisco General Hospital

‘Shots Fired’ False Alarm Creates Panic At San Francisco General Hospital

Tweets and emails sent out by UCSF Wednesday afternoon set off fears of an active shooter situation on at San Francisco General Hospital.

05/07/2014

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Stanford, UCSF Researchers Use ‘Vampire Mice’ To Show Newer Blood Can Rejuvenate

Bay Area researchers have found it’s possible the much-sought-after fountain of youth could be running with blood, and they’ve used ‘vampire mice’ to prove their theories.

05/05/2014

Noah Shin has neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the developing nerve cells. He is undergoing radiation treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. (CBS)

UCSF Children’s Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly Neuroblastoma

A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family in San Jose, after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life.

05/01/2014

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$100M Donated To San Francisco Hospital For Research To Cut Premature Births

A San Francisco hospital will use a $100 million gift to focus on premature birth around the globe.

04/24/2014

Oakland Children's Hospital

Oakland, SF Children’s Hospitals To Carry Benioff Name After $100M Donation

A $100 million gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will bring new names and an infusion of new funds to the Bay Area’s two children’s hospitals, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2014

San Francisco General Hospital

SF General Hospital Gets Security Recommendations From UCSF After Lynne Spalding Death

UCSF is recommending several changes following an independent review of the security program at San Francisco General Hospital after last year’s case involving Lynne Spalding prompted them to do so.

03/28/2014

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Shows E-Cigarettes A Youth Gateway To Regular Smoking, Nicotine Addiction

Electronic cigarettes, which have been touted as way to help regular cigarette smokers kick the habit, may be driving young people toward traditional smoking and nicotine addiction, according to new study by the University of California, San Francisco.

03/24/2014

University of California San Francisco. (UCSF)

Data Breach At UCSF, Personal Info For 9,000 Patients Compromised

The University of California at San Francisco is notifying more than 9,000 people that their personal data has been compromised after desktop computers were stolen from a clinic.

03/20/2014

Acoustic 4 a Cure

Local Rock Luminaries Join Forces To Find A Cure

Metallica, Sammy Hagar, Green Day and more team-up to benefit UCSF Children’s Hospital

03/18/2014

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