vaccines

We don’t yet know what causes autism, but a new study found the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not. The MMR vaccine also doesn’t trigger autism in a group of at-risk kids.

No Linkage Between MMR Vaccine and Autism 

A 1998 paper in The Lancet claimed the MMR vaccine caused [...]

By uclahealth • May 3, 2019
When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services [...]
By uclahealth • August 6, 2018
Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels.
  • Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • [...]
By uclahealth • May 10, 2017
To honor the efforts of biomedical scientists, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is awarding its first annual Switzer Prize this spring. The Switzer Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual biomedical investigator whose basic research has led to breakthroughs in patient care. [...]
By uclahealth • January 3, 2017
‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five [...]
By uclahealth • September 15, 2016
Colored coronal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan through the head of a 48-year-old male patient with a glioblastoma (red), with surrounding oedema (fluid) that is compressing the left ventricle (at right). A glioblastoma is a particularly malignant brain cancer that arises from the supporting glial cells in [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2016