Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.
50 years after the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, one UCSF doctor says the problem still persists because the tobacco industry remains politically powerful.
Researchers at UCSF are on the cutting edge of testing a marijuana-based drug for the treatment of severe epilepsy in kids.
While technology jobs continued to outpace the rest of the local economy, another leading sector contributing to robust growth is the health care industry.
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann will resign from her position to become the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, University of California officials said Tuesday morning.
In just over a year, the most state of the art Children’s Hospital on the west coast will open in San Francisco, according the UCSF officials. The UCSF facility will replace an old, cramped out-dated space in Parnassus Heights.
The Public Employment Relations Board was seeking a temporary restraining order on Tuesday to stop a planned union strike for Wednesday at five University of California medical centers citing a threat to public health and safety.
More than 21,000 patient care workers plan to target the University of California with a one-day strike on Wednesday.
At her first University of California Board of Regents meeting as UC president, Janet Napolitano on Wednesday proposed a tuition freeze and announced several new initiatives.