Medicine

Woman in office playing with fidget spinner

Do fidget spinners really work?

The study will assess whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD.

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We thought it was just a respiratory virus. We were wrong.

COVID-19’s effects on the body are much more complex (and potentially destructive) than that, UCSF doctors say.

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The science is in: Masks save lives and can help us safely reopen our communities

Why you — and just as importantly, your friends — should wear masks.

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Older adults who can really smell the roses may face lower likelihood of dementia

Sensory perception in old age may be linked to cognition, UCSF study shows.

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Noninvasive blood test can detect cancer 4 years before conventional diagnosis methods

A new screening method has shown success in detecting five common types of cancers far earlier than current methods.

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Coronavirus antibodies fall dramatically in first 3 months after mild cases of COVID-19

UCLA’s findings raise concerns about antibody-based ‘immunity passports’ and the potential for herd immunity.

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1 in 3 young adults may face severe COVID-19, UCSF study shows

The researchers determined ‘medical vulnerability’ by referencing indicators identified by the CDC, including e-cigarette and tobacco use.

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FDA approves video game based on UCSF brain research as ADHD therapy for kids

This is the first video game therapeutic to be approved for the disorder in children.

Left: mouse astrocytes (green) before reprogramming; Right: neurons (red) induced from mouse astrocytes after reprogramming with PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment.

One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice

A new strategy for treating neurodegeneration gives hope for treating even those with advanced disease.

Kurtis Auguste, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon, talks with a child in the Pediatric Brain Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

University of California Health children’s hospitals ranked among the nation’s best

All four children’s hospitals of University of California Health were recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. 

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