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New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry

October 12, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine awarded $11.7 million by National Institutes of Health to identify genomic and socioeconomic factors contributing to health and disease in admixed individuals. The new center aims to bring the genomic revolution to all.

First Link between Stillbirths, Birth Complications and Excessive Heat in Lower-income Countries

October 7, 2021

UC San Diego scientists and colleagues have found links between extreme heat and a heightened incidence of stillbirths and preterm births in relatively poor countries. Their study is believed to be the first to link the two phenomena in a global context.

John and Sally Hood Family Foundation Gives $3 Million to UC San Diego

September 13, 2021

John and Sally Hood Family Foundation gives $3 million to Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego. Cheryl A.M. Anderson, founding dean, named inaugural chair in public health.

Do a Mom’s Medications Affect Her Breast Milk and Baby? New Center Investigates

September 10, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine receives $6.1M to launch a new research center studying the effects of maternal antibiotic use on breast milk and infant health. The center is funded by National Institutes of Health, as part of their new Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics (MPRINT) Hub.

Study: No Serious COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects in Breastfeeding Moms, Infants

September 8, 2021

Researchers found that breastfeeding mothers who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccination reported the same local or systemic symptoms as what has been previously reported in non-breastfeeding women, with no serious side effects in the breastfed infants.

Public Health Leaders Urge HPV Immunization in Time for Back to School

August 5, 2021

Local public health leaders, including Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego, are calling on parents to protect children from preventable diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is responsible for 36,000 new cancer diagnosis yearly.

Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packaging Changes Perceptions

August 4, 2021

A Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego clinical trial showed that graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging changes perceptions of smokers to recognize the negative consequences of tobacco and consider quitting.

Common Medication Used to Reduce Cholesterol Levels May Reduce COVID-19 Severity 

July 15, 2021

Using anonymized medical records from a national registry, UC San Diego researchers confirm earlier findings that statins may substantially minimize adverse outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

How to Reduce Obesity among Latino Children, with Precision

July 7, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute have received $3 million to create a precision, community-based program to address specific health problems related to adverse childhood experiences that contribute to childhood obesity among Latinos.

Cannabis Use Disorder Rate Rose among Pregnant Women between 2001-2012

April 22, 2021

Babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorder are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight, than babies born to mothers without a cannabis use disorder diagnosis, report UC San Diego researchers.
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