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Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD? — Dr. Sanford Newmark's lecture, "An Integrative Approach to ADHD," was discussed in a Scientific American blog.
Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke — Head and neck injuries appear to triple the risk of suffering an ischemic stroke — the most common kind of stroke by far — in children and young adults, according to new research from UCSF. Read more in U.S. News & World Report.
Learning to Cut the Sugar — Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF and coauthor of a new cookbook, The Fat Chance Cookbook, spoke about why not all calories are created equal, how his own family cooks, and his favorite recipe from the new book, in The New York Times.
The Path to Reading a Newborn's DNA Map — If your newborn could undergo a DNA test that revealed his or her risk of different diseases in the future, would you want to know the results? This may be an option in the not too distant future, and various experts, including UCSF medical geneticist Dr. Robert Nussbaum, spoke about the potential and the pitfalls in an article from The New York Times.
Epidurals May Make Labor Longer Than Originally Thought — Epidurals lengthen the pushing stage of labor more than originally thought, according to a new study led by UCSF perinatologist Dr. Yvonne Cheng. Read more from Reuters.
UCSF Studies Whether Cannabinoid Helps Childhood Epilepsy — A UCSF study will examine whether purified cannabinoid can help children with severe epilepsy that doesn't respond to currently available medications. The research was covered by NBC Bay Area.
Infants Can Sense When Their Mothers Are Stressed — Not only do babies pick up on their mother's stress, they show physical responses to that stress — in fact, the higher the level of mom's stress, the higher the baby's response. Read more in the Huffington Post.
Seahawks-49ers Rivalry Benefits Children's Hospitals — The "Battle of the Bays" turned out to be a big win for kids in both Seattle and San Francisco, after fans of the opposing teams raised money for each other's pediatric hospitals, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. Read more from NBC News.
Tanning Beds Used By More than a Third, Study Finds — A survey of past research found that more Americans use tanning beds than previously thought. Nearly 60 percent of college students and 17 percent of teens reported using indoor tanning beds. Read more about the study, led by UCSF dermatologist Dr. Eleni Linos, in USA Today.
Two Leading Bay Area Children's Hospitals Unite for Efficiency — The new affiliation between UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland will create the largest network of pediatric providers in Northern California. Learn more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Compiled by UCSF Public Affairs