Research

Specialists at UCLA Health have developed a system that allows for a quicker, more accurate diagnosis

By uclahealth • December 6, 2020

Secondhand smoke is smoke inhaled when someone nearby lights up. The health risks associated with secondhand cigarette smoke, such as lung disease and cancer, are well understood. But does exposure to secondhand marijuana (cannabis) smoke cause similar concerns?

Health effects of secondhand cannabis smoke

Because of marijuana’s illegal status at the [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Dennis Slamon, MD and Lilly Tartikoff take their fight against cancer to NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show

By uclahealth • February 25, 2020

What began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools — [...]

By uclahealth • July 20, 2019

The sale of recreational marijuana to adults became legal in California on January 1, 2018. Since then there has been an explosion of new cannabis (marijuana)-based products on the market. Along with them came unchecked health claims and persuasive advertisements.

Lack of information exists about the implications of marijuana

The U.S. federal government classifies cannabis as [...]

By uclahealth • July 19, 2019

In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone.

Three people reach HIV remission status

By uclahealth • July 19, 2019

In 2003 the e-cigarette (e-cigs or vape) was invented. E-cigs use a lithium battery (or another power source) to heat a liquid that contains flavors and nicotine. The heat creates a cloud of vapor that looks like smoke, which the user inhales from the mouthpiece.

Use of e-cigarettes is a gateway to tobacco use

Studies show [...]

By uclahealth • July 16, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine [...]

By uclahealth • March 15, 2019
Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death and the really unique thing is that it’s largely preventable,” says Dr. Fola May, assistant professor of medicine and physician-scientist. “You’d think people would take advantage [...]
By uclahealth • March 4, 2019
“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018