Research brief: UCLA and UC Irvine researchers examined data on collisions, road hazards and weather from the California Highway Patrol and the popular traffic app.
Guidance on the current measles outbreak from UCLA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
The researchers examined health and population data from more than 180,000 children served by the WIC program in Los Angeles County.
UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim grew up in Uganda, which since its two-decade civil war has seen many people driven to drinking to alleviate their suffering.
Toxic pesticides are widely used in California agriculture to control soil pests for strawberry, almond, citrus and other high-value crops.
Nine in 10 lack insurance.
Study is the first to analyze public health impact of the emerging personal transportation option.
The study might actually underestimate the country’s homicide rate because many murders may be unreported or attributed to other causes of death.
Homicidios están borrando las ganancias en la esperanza de vida entre los hombres mexicanos, según estudio de UCLA
En 2010 y 2011, 8,943 hombres de 15 a 50 años de edad en Chihuahua fueron asesinados: tres veces el número de muertes entre las tropas de los Estados Unidos en Irak desde 2003 y 2006.
The paper recommends nearly a dozen policy strategies aimed at ensuring adequate staffing and training to serve the growing number of elderly people in the state.
“Making pre-primary education available at no cost is a critical element in efforts to reduce educational and economic inequalities,” said co-author Alison Earle.
A report by UCLA, UC Berkeley and California Food Policy Advocates found that the state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits.
The United States should provide resources for the mitigation of a possible opioid epidemic in the same way the country provides resources for the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico, researchers recommend.
The continuing low proportion of uninsured state residents illustrates the continued success of the Affordable Care Act, according to a UCLA policy brief.
The UCLA study looks at differences in access to care, behaviors that negatively affect health and health problems that can result from those behaviors, based on people’s sexual orientation.
First CDC guidelines for treating children’s concussions offer valuable tools for doctors, UCLA researchers report
The recommendations are based on a comprehensive review of the science related to pediatric concussions.
Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Confusion about insurance coverage, limited access to doctors and lack of consumer awareness about vaccines are among the barriers to immunization.
Anyone who suspects that they may have been exposed to measles, or who has a set of symptoms that includes fever and rash, should contact their physician immediately.
Environmental law experts Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz review the long record of benefits achieved by the state’s aggressive anti-pollution rules.
Studies sometimes erroneously target biological or cultural characteristics of minorities as the root cause of the disease, but miss the true cause, explains UCLA professor Chandra Ford.
Research has implications for health and disease, teamwork and collective behavior.
Latest Gates Foundation grants will advance research on educational inclusion and global immunization
The awards, which total nearly $2.3 million, will support work by professors at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Study predicts most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop dementia associated with the disease
The research “may reassure some people that despite testing positive on screening tests, their chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia is low,” said UCLA’s Ron Brookmeyer.
The study analyzed data from 2009 to 2011 in six U.S. cities; the findings could help shape prevention programs.
The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines that use a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.