Medicine

Two psychiatrists walk in Oakland

These psychiatrists bring mental health care to those who need it most

A program at UCSF is training psychiatrists to care for people often overlooked by the mental health care system.

Seniors holding hands

Preparing to care for the Baby Boomer wave that’s coming

Scientists examine how wisdom, loneliness, sleep quality and more impact the well-being of older persons.

Child reading to a dog

ADHD: Could dogs be the answer?

Therapy dogs can help reduce symptoms in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Hand holding the intracranial electrodes of the type used to record brain activity.

Breakthrough device translates brain activity into speech

It could one day restore the voices of those who have lost the ability to speak due to neurological damage.

Illustration of scientists examining a cell that looks like a globe

Redefining the world of cancer

New grants and studies give researchers at UC Irvine the chance to make a profound difference.

Two hands breaking a cigarette in half

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.

spilled pills

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.

Child in stroller on a smoggy day

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.

Ochan Otim and sachets

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.

UC Irvine kidney stones team

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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