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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center lauded for heart attack care
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center lauded for heart attack care
    On December 17, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center announced that it had received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Achievement Award for 2014. The award is in recognition of UCLA&rsquo...
  • New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published the results of a clinical trial for a new drug to treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The study found that the experimental drug palbociclib, discovered and...
  • Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announced that on December 12, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication, Cyramza (ramucirumab), to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They note that...
  • New procedure can prevent potentially fatal pregnancy complications
    New procedure can prevent potentially fatal pregnancy complications
    Two complications of pregnancy can cause life-threatening hemorrhage: placenta previa and placenta accreta. In addition to controlling a potentially fatal hemorrhage, the procedure can avoid a hysterectomy to control the bleeding. With placenta...
  • New device effectively treats sleep apnea
    New device effectively treats sleep apnea
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can result in serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, and even death. A device known as continuous positive...
  • Breast cancer vaccine holds promise for metastatic disease
    Breast cancer vaccine holds promise for metastatic disease
    A new study has reported promising results of a vaccine for women with metastatic breast cancer. The vaccine might not only benefit women with breast cancer but also prevent the development of the malignancy. They published their findings on...
  • Medical research
    Treatment resistant leukemia responds to a new substance
    There has been an aggressive search for effective interventions for treatment resistant leukemia. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main reported on Nov. 28, 2014 a new substance overcomes treatment resistance in leukemia. This represents a...
  • UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    Last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab, which was found to be affective against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Sadly, not all melanoma patients benefit from the treatment and UCLA Jonsson...
  • Treat your constipation with self-acupressure
    Treat your constipation with self-acupressure
    Constipation is a problem suffered by approximately 90% of Americans and comes with significant cost to both healthcare costs and quality of life. Now, a new study by UCLA Center for East-West Medicine researchers offers a simple solution: self...
  • UCLA stem cell study may lead to new treatments for blood cancer, diseases
    UCLA stem cell study may lead to new treatments for blood cancer, diseases
    Scientists at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a unique protein, which is essential for the self-renewal of hematopoietic (blood) stem cells (HSCs) during human development....
  • Schools now stocking auto-injectors for treatment of severe allergic reactions
    Schools now stocking auto-injectors for treatment of severe allergic reactions
    California recently joined 45 other states in passing a law that requires its schools to maintain undesignated (not prescribed to a specific person) epinephrine auto-injectors for those who may experience a life-threatening allergic reaction ...
  • Walt Disney Company proactive about serious allergic reactions
    Walt Disney Company proactive about serious allergic reactions
    A severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, can strike at any time after a sensitized individual is exposed to an allergen such as foods, drugs, or insects. These reactions can be fatal; therefore, the Walt Disney Company announced on...
  • Statins reported to reverse learning disabilities
    Statins reported to reverse learning disabilities
    Noonan syndrome is a common form of learning disability. Now, UCLA researchers have discovered that statins, which lower cholesterol can reverse the learning deficits caused by a mutation even in adults. The findings were published online on...
  • UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    Worldwide, head and neck cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer worldwide; in addition, it accounts for 5% of cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Of the more than 42,000 individuals diagnosed with head and neck cancer each...
  • Removal of tonsils and adenoids may improve childhood asthma
    Removal of tonsils and adenoids may improve childhood asthma
    According to a new study an adenotonsillectomy (removal of tonsils and adenoids) may improve asthma in children who also suffer from sleep apnea. The study was published on November 4 in the journal PLOS Medicine by researchers at the University...