It's no secret that drinking alcohol is associated with a wide range of unpleasant health outcomes, with excessive drinking impacting everything from your liver to your mental health. For most, a little alcohol in moderation won't do too much damage. However, it turns out that alcohol could be extra dangerous if you're at risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to a range of dangerous and potentially fatal outcomes. In fact, a new study suggests that drinking alcohol could trigger AFib episodes.
FOX40's Nikki Laurenzo talks with UCSF professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo about the omicron variant and she explains why the variant is getting so much attention.
While this rate of transmission would characterize the omicron variant as the most contagious version of the virus, infectious disease specialist at UCSF, Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, says there's no need to panic.
Frank Buckley talks with Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero about the volume at the San Pedro Bay ports complex and why the backlog of cargo ships and containers should come as no surprise.
The answer comes down to the debate between natural immunity and immunity garnered from the coronavirus vaccines.
Summary: Digital cognitive behavioral therapy designed to curb insomnia during pregnancy reduces postpartum depression, researchers report. A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
The non-depressed women who received dCBT for prenatal insomnia they also slept better during pregnancy and had fewer depressive states several months after giving birth. The study is a follow-up to research that appeared in January 2020 on JAMA Psychiatry that shows that the treatment reduced the symptoms of insomnia, depression and anxiety during pregnancy.
A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Details of the first official U.S. omicron variant case have been released, giving us a timeline of when the patient was first infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the omicron variant had arrived in the U.S., infecting a patient in California. “Genomic sequencing was conducted...
Starting Monday, Dec. 6, all international travelers will be required to test negative within 24 hours of traveling to the U.S. regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
by Abigail Sterling and Max Darrow SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — There is a new twist in an ongoing investigation into sinking sidewalks in one San Francisco neighborhood known as “Little Venice.” As we first exposed, the sidewalks in Mission Bay on the south side of the Oracle Park are sinking, as much as a foot and more in some spots. Now we are learning this growing problem could have been avoided. “It’s clear, there’s a problem,” said David Mustelier. He lives in the Radiance, an upscale residential building in Mission Bay with waterfront views. But the view of the pavement is not...
New research from UC San Francisco that tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, found that only alcohol use was consistently associated with more episodes of the heart arrhythmia. The authors conclude that people might be able to reduce...
Dr. Marty Makary joins the fray for a science & reason SMACKDOWN 🔥 How many Omicrons does this register on the media fear-o-meter?. Check out all our shows with MedPage today editor-in-chief Dr. Marty Makary here. And all our shows with UCSF hematologist-oncologist Dr. Vinay Prasad here. And our new joint podcast, The VPZD Show, here.