UCLA Health

Women with severe morning sickness who take antihistamines to help them sleep are significantly more likely to experience premature births or have low-birth-weight babies, a UCLA study has found...
UCLA researchers in March 2012 reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that prevents toxic proteins associated with Parkinson's disease from binding together and killing the...
Despite the devastating consequences of traumatic brain injury and the large number of athletes playing contact sports who are at risk, no method has been developed for early detection or tracking of...
In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a UCLA study. Despite...
Sex addiction is no laughing matter. Relationships are destroyed, jobs lost, lives ruined. Yet psychiatrists have been reluctant to accept the idea of out-of-control sexual behavior as a mental-...
UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain-fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills.
Hospital-acquired infections are a huge public-health burden, and hospital environments play a key role in harboring potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli, C. difficile and methicillin-...
UCLA scientists who purified stem cells derived from fat tissue and used them to grow bone discovered that the new bone formed faster and was of higher quality than bone created using traditional...
True food allergies must be distinguished from intolerances, particularly in children and teenagers, so a child is not needlessly restricted from certain foods. Food allergies are caused by a...
A UCLA study shows that heart-failure medications recommended by national guidelines are highly cost effective in saving lives and may also provide savings to the healthcare system. This study is one...
A UCLA team has, for the first time, used a technique normally employed to manage brain aneurysms to treat life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. This unique use of the method...
UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke-risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don’t yet show symptoms of dementia. The connection...
In a Health Notification issued in October 2008 and updated in July 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of...
Circumstantial evidence suggests a possible connection between the use of acetaminophen and the increasing rate of childhood asthma over the past three decades. However, two UCLA experts caution that...
What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans,...
“If we can eventually use ultrasound to predict whether certain treatments will work long term, we can improve treatment decision making and provide relief to patients much more quickly.”
The field of cardiac catheterization has benefited significantly from the advent of two technologies that create 3-D images. The techniques — rotational angiography and the fusion of X-ray and MRI/...
A team of UCLA expertshas introduced refinements to targeted biopsy of prostate cancer, greatly improving the ability to distinguish men who should have treatment from those who could defer. The new...
A good night's sleep is critical for a child's growing body and brain. A rested child learns better, remembers more and has an easier time staying focused at school. Children who get enough sleep...
Unlike a common rash that gradually goes away, eczema is a persistent condition that results in red, irritated and itchy skin. Continuous scratching may cause infected yellow crusts or bumps on the...
Dr. Nestor R. Gonzalez came to the United States from his conflict-torn homeland to build a career and advance the frontiers of medical knowledge. With an unusual combination of expertise in both...
Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma, a chronic disorder that causes swelling and...
October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This is a health concern that I feel particularly passionate about because it hits close to home. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast...
A heart murmur - an extra or unusual sound between heartbeats - is common in healthy children and is often benign. Children with unusually rapid heartbeats may suffer from a heart abnormality and...
Sleep problems are among the more common complaints I hear from my patients. They all long for the perfect night’s sleep. They want to fall asleep quickly, sleep through the night and awaken...
About half of the men diagnosed with prostate cancerhave low-risk tumors that make them good candidates for active surveillance: regular monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA); annual biopsies...
Tobacco remains among the most addictive of all substances, but effective options are now available for the estimated 46 million Americans who smoke to help them quit. "As recently as the 1980s, the...
I don't need a calendar to know when late fall or early winter has arrived. I can tell by the increased complaints I hear from my patients whose arthritis symptoms are aggravated by the cooler, damp...
Cardiac catheterization, a procedure used to diagnose heart conditions, is typically performed through the femoral artery of the groin. But, increasingly, cardiologists are instead using the radial...
If your child comes down with a sore throat that is accompanied by a fever and no other cold or flu symptoms, the chances are higher your child has contracted strep throat, the common name for an...

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