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Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within a year if just 1 percent of recipients quit smoking

The median state would save an estimated $25M in Medicaid expenditures, says UCSF research.

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Opioid addiction treatments exist, but too few people are able to prescribe them

States should reform their regulations to allow nurse practitioners to address the opioid crisis, researchers say.

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Air pollution impacts childhood development, study shows

Children who live near major roads are at higher risk for developmental delays because of traffic-related pollutants.

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Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda

UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim found traces of arsenic, chromium and lead in the spirits.

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A new treatment for kidney stones

A shock wave device used by UC Irvine urologists could be a gamechanger for treating painful kidney deposits.

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Skin repair reduces ‘inflamm-aging’ factors linked to chronic disease

In a pilot study, treatment with a reparative skin cream lowered cytokine levels which are linked to Alzheimer's and more.

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Can short-term stress make the body and mind more resilient?

A new UCSF study is testing a theory about how much stress is good for us.

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Regaining sight

Blind mice regain sight with a simple gene therapy that could be available to humans in three years.

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Dragging? Blame the ‘time pollution’ of springing forward

The body doesn't take kindly to time change.

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Dementia looks different in brains of Latinos

A first-of-its-kind study has uncovered dramatic racial differences in the brains of those with dementia.