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  • UCLA lauded for stroke research
    UCLA lauded for stroke research
    UCLA is noted for its state-of-the-art medical care and research. A UCLA-led study on improving stroke care was selected by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF) as one of the 10 most outstanding research papers published in the US in 2014. The CRF...
  • Severe morning sickness may cause neurological damage to offspring
    Severe morning sickness may cause neurological damage to offspring
    According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (morning sickness) is a common condition that affects 70–85% of pregnant women; 50% experience both nausea and vomiting, 25% have...
  • Keytruda holds promise for advanced lung cancer treatment
    Keytruda holds promise for advanced lung cancer treatment
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Health, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the third leading cause of death, behind coronary heart disease and stroke, in the county. Now, a new study by researchers at UCLA'...
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    Review: Elin Bianco Hair Treatment Mask
    Readers of previous articles will know that my hair seemingly has temper tantrums every once in awhile, especially once the weather starts getting warmer. Considering the hair was starting to look ragged, it was a pretty good opportunity to try...
  • New study rates, effectiveness, side-effects of erectile dysfunction drugs
    New study rates, effectiveness, side-effects of erectile dysfunction drugs
    A variety of erectile dysfunction drugs are available on the market; however, side-effects and effectiveness differ. A new study evaluated currently available erectile dysfunction drugs in this regard. The study was published in the April edition...
  • Cure for deadly melanoma on the horizon
    Cure for deadly melanoma on the horizon
    Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is among the deadliest forms of malignancies. In 2011, more than 9,000 individuals in the United States died from it. Some cases can be cured if caught early and completely removed surgically; however, the cancer...
  • Exercise reported to improve erectile dysfunction
    Exercise reported to improve erectile dysfunction
    When Viagra first appeared on the market, many men with erectile dysfunction found that it could lead back in the pencil. However, Viagra and other drugs for erectile dysfunction are expensive and associated with side-effects such as headache and...
  • New study defines four major breast cancer subtypes to improve treatment
    New study defines four major breast cancer subtypes to improve treatment
    A new study published on March 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has the potential to significantly improve breast cancer treatment. The study authors report that for the first time, they have determined the incidence of the four...
  • UCLA study determines who benefits from electroconvulsive therapy
    UCLA study determines who benefits from electroconvulsive therapy
    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT; shock treatment) is a standard psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses. It is often used to treat individuals suffering from severe...
  • Hot flashes may persist for many years reports new study
    Hot flashes may persist for many years reports new study
    Hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms) are often the most troubling menopausal symptom and women who do not undergo treatment look forward to the day when they will cease on their own. A new study has found that hot flashes may persist for many years in...
  • UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating malignancy that has a five-year survival rate of only 5%. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is at an advanced stage when the likelihood of a cure is extremely low. A new study by...
  • Liza Minnelli
    Celebrity icon Liza Minelli is back in rehab for substance abuse
    Singer and actress, Liza Minelli has checked herself back into rehab for substance abuse, according to her spokesman. According to a report by Gay Star News on March 19, although her spokesman wouldn't say what treatment facility she is...
  • Triple whammy therapy combats deadly melanoma
    Triple whammy therapy combats deadly melanomas
    Cancer research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center continues at a blistering pace. The center’s latest breakthrough is the development of a triple combo drug treatment for melanoma. Each year, an estimated 70,000 new cases of...
  • Cognitive difficulties due to breast cancer treatment are treatable
    Cognitive difficulties due to breast cancer treatment are treatable
    Women who undergo treatment for breast cancer are prone to develop cognitive difficulties, which have been termed “chemo brain”. The disorder affects up to 35% of women following breast cancer treatment. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive...
  • Partners can help to improve outcomes  for loved ones with eating disorders
    A helping hand: Uniting couples in eating disorder treatment
    On March 14, the Academy for Eating Disorders released a summary of their March 12special tweet chat to address the issue of eating disorder treatment in the context of relationships. Being in a relationship with someone with an eating disorder...
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