Medicine

Breastmilk bottles in front of a mother breastfeeding

Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom

Is a bottle of morning milk at night the equivalent of turning on all the lights at bedtime?

Opioid bottles with a man in the background

Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain

Doctors are investigating a variety of new treatments to end cancer patients’ pain and give them hope.

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Like to wake up really, really early? You're not quite one in a million — but you are 1 in 300

A genetic trait may be behind those who thrive on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise lifestyles.

Cilantro on a grey table

How cilantro works as a secret weapon against seizures

Cilantro has been used as food and medicine for 8,000 years. Now, scientists know how it works to curb epileptic seizures.

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UC Health’s five medical centers ranked among the best in California and the nation

This year’s national rankings extend a streak of excellence for UC Health that spans decades.

Steaks on the grill

Why are humans the only species prone to heart attacks?

Gene loss 2 to 3 million years ago may explain why coronary events are common in humans but rare in other animals.

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California’s poison hotline helps 700 people a day answer one question — ‘Is it harmful?’

These doctors of pharmacy are also masters of poison, reassuring panicked families across the state.

Laurie Herraiz announced as new executive director of UC BRAID

UC BRAID is the systemwide coalition of National Institutes of Health Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) principal investigators, staff and faculty across five campuses, and a model of success for harnessing the talents of CTSA hubs to advance clinical research and science.

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The ultimate guide to staying safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. Everything you need to know to protect yourself is right here.

Dr. Jenna Lester with a patient

The skin care myth that harms people of color

Everyone can get skin cancer — which surprises some. UC's Skin of Color clinics aim to end health care disparities in dermatology.

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