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Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was acting so … strange. When he tried to use a window instead of the door to get into their Van Nuys apartment, they realized something [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 11, 2016
Some people suffer for years from rare neurological diseases that have no known cause and, accordingly, few clear treatment choices. Those causes could become easier to diagnose – if doctors had the right tool. Some UCLA researchers say that they already do. Using a state-of-the-art genetic test -- [...]
By Kim Irwin • April 8, 2016
  Regardless of their fat level, heart disease patients might do well to muscle up a bit. In a new study assessing the link between body composition and risk of earlier death among heart disease patients, UCLA researchers found that higher levels of muscle mass seem to [...]
By Enrique Rivero • April 8, 2016
As parents, it’s tough to see our children upset, worried or stressed. And while it’s natural to want to remove every hardship from their lives, letting them experience stress can actually be healthy. They will benefit in the long run from learning how to manage stress on their own, says [...]
By Meg Sullivan • March 31, 2016
Dogma can be dangerous. Take, for example, the belief that scar tissue formed by glial cells after brain or spinal cord injury impedes regrowth of damaged nerve cells. To date, that firm belief has kept many researchers determinedly focused on trying to remove or counteract that scarring. [...]
By Tami Dennis • March 31, 2016