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  • UCLA Medical Center proactive for Ebola threat
    UCLA Medical Center proactive for Ebola threat
    The recent appearance of Ebola cases in the United States has attracted the attention of medical centers nationwide. In view of the threat, UCLA doctors, nurses, other Ebola response team members, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public...
  • Ebola, the deadly and contagious infection
    Ebola in Maryland: infected nurse transferred to NIH.
    On Thursday, October 16. 2014, Nina Pham, a nurse infected with the Ebola virus, is being transferred to the National Institute of Health center in Bethesda.The facility is located in Maryland, 20 minutes from Washington DC. The news made...
  • Discovery of heart repair process may lead to new treatments
    Discovery of heart repair process may lead to new treatments
    Scientists at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered that fibroblasts, which form scar tissue, can become endothelial cells that can form blood vessels. The finding might lead to...
  • Combat Hyperpigmentation with Dermalogica PowerBright TRx™
    Combat Hyperpigmentation with Dermalogica PowerBright TRx™
    Keeping pace with consumer demand for powerful brightening products to offset hyperpigmentation and dark spots caused by UV damage, age and hormones, Dermalogica introduces new PowerBrightTRx™, a potent trio of skin-brighteners, which...
  • Major breakthrough for type 1 diabetes treatment announced
    Major breakthrough for type 1 diabetes treatment announced
    On October 9, Harvard University stem cell researchers announced that they have made a milestone advancement in the search for an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects approximately 3 million Americans at a cost of about ...
  • Equal Rights for Brains
    Depression: The need for annual screenings
    Most people are in the habit of scheduling routine medical appointments for themselves and loved ones, but unless there's an emotionally pressing reason, many do not get screened for all-consuming and lingering bouts of sadness, hopelessness,...
  • Eating Recovery Center Behavioral Health at Pine
    Eating disorder education and resources
    When it comes to health and wellness, knowledge is power. I believe this adage to be particularly true when it comes to eating disorder awareness, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Eating disorders are complex illnesses rooted in biology and...
  • UCLA researchers discover promising new Parkinson’s med
    UCLA researchers discover promising new Parkinson’s med
    On October 8, researchers at the UCLA Center for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease announced that a drug that is under evaluation for an entirely different condition slowed the progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The...
  • Colds, influenza, allergies
    Health news: Cold, flu, or allergy, can you tell the difference?
    The latest health news focuses on three respiratory infections or conditions that are often confusing. You're sneezing, have a high-fever, sore throat, runny nose, a headache, itchy eyes, nausea, or feeling just plain lousy. Before you look in...
  • The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    Major media attention has focused on the Ebola virus, with opinions ranging from “It’s no big deal” to “It might infect us all.” Obviously, neither extreme is an appropriate description. On October 7, the Journal of...
  • UCLA researcher reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
    UCLA researcher reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
    Alzheimer’s disease progressively erodes memory. Now Dale Bredesen, M.D. of the UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging reports a successful therapy that restored memory...
  • Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief, including chronic knee pain. A new study set out to determine whether acupuncture could relieve chronic knee pain. The study was published in the October edition of the Journal of the American...
  • Cure your acne with grape juice
    Cure your acne with grape juice
    Acne is a distressing problems experienced by teens and some adults. Prescription medication such as Accutane and antibiotics may clear up the problem but they have side-effects; thus, many would prefer a simpler solution. UCLA researchers may...
  • New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) describes a new treatment that combines the drug Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) with an experimental drug cobimetinib for metastatic melanoma, a deadly form of skin...
  • UCLA research may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
    UCLA research may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
    On September 25, UCLA’s Division of Physical Sciences announced biochemical researchers have identified a compound that may lead to a new treatment or cure for a rare and potentially fatal childhood kidney disease known as primary...