Hot Flashes Linked To Increased Risk Of Hip Fracture

(Newswise)–Washington, DC–Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Menopause is the life […]

Meth Users Face Substantially Higher Risk For Parkinson’s Disease

SALT LAKE CITY–(Newswise)–In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows. The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine may be […]

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive To Sugar

LA JOLLA–A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study does not show a causal relationship between sugar hypersensitivity and overeating but it does support the […]

Obese Children Burdened By More Than Weight

(Newswise)–High blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two emerging health problems related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine sought to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure in children with NAFLD, which places them at risk for premature […]

Target And Kaiser Permanente Bring Clinics To Southern CA

MINNEAPOLIS–Target Corporation and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to launch four Target Clinics in Southern California in November and December. For the first time at Target, guests will have access to a wide array of primary health care services, as well as expanded services that are not typically available in Target Clinics or other retail […]

Returning West Africa Researcher Says Distrust Of Health Workers Made Ebola Worse

(Newswise)–For “rational and logical reasons,” residents of rural Guinea often did not cooperate with volunteers and health care workers to stop the spread of Ebola, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. According to the research done over a two-week period in July, many […]

Of Mice, Not Men

LA JOLLA–For more than a century, the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) has stood in for humans in experiments ranging from deciphering disease and brain function to explaining social behaviors and the nature of obesity. The small rodent has proven to be an indispensable biological tool, the basis for decades of profound scientific discovery and medical […]

The Dirty Side Of Soap

Triclosan is an antimicrobial additive found in many liquid hand soaps and other household products.

(Newswise)–Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. The study, published Nov. 17 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that triclosan […]

Laundry Detergent Pods A Serious Poisoning Risk For Children

(Newswise)–Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2012, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing machine without ever having to measure out a liquid or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks for young children. A new study […]

UC San Diego Health Sciences Names New Dean Of Clinical Affairs, CEO For Faculty Practice

Thomas Moore, MD, dean of Clinical Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences

LA JOLLA–Thomas Moore, MD has been named dean of Clinical Affairs and CEO for Faculty Practice at UC San Diego Health Sciences. In this role, Moore will provide leadership of UC San Diego Medical Group as chair of the Board of Governors and will work closely with Health Sciences clinical department chairs and chief administrative […]