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  • 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...
  • ADHD care varies widely in community-based settings
    ADHD care varies widely in community-based settings
    According to a new study, despite the fact that major efforts have been made to improve the quality of care given to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in community-based pediatric settings, little is known about the...
  • Are you a young adult at risk for stroke?
    Are you a young adult at risk for stroke?
    October 29 is World Stroke Day; therefore, neurologists at UCLA want to alert the public to risk factors for strokes. Unfortunately, when signs of stroke occur in younger adults, they often do not realize that they are having a stroke and avoid...
  • 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,...