Items Tagged ‘infectious disease’

Mapping HIV in sub-Saharan Africa reveals patterns

February 14, 2018

Mapping HIV in sub-Saharan Africa reveals patterns

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Sally Blower, a professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA’s Semel Institute, has devoted her career to understanding how infectious diseases such as HIV, syphilis, genital herpes, tuberculosis and leprosy spread. But instead of donning a white coat and examining patients, Blower uses her skills as a biomathematician and evolutionary biologist […]

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Tags: Africa, AIDS, epidemic, HIV, infectious disease, Malawi, UNAIDS


My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease


Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

February 26, 2016

Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when someone comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air, says James Cherry, MD, UCLA pediatric infectious diseases physician. The first symptoms of measles are similar to other illnesses, which start with high fever, coughing and red, watery eyes for about […]

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Tags: CDC, Dr. James Cherry, infectious disease, measles, MMR, MMR Vaccine, UCLA Pediatric Infectious Disease, vaccination