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HIV Treatment: The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg News and others reported May 12th on a large-scale HIV Prevention Trials Network study. Researchers found that HIV-infected persons with healthy immune systems reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their partners by 96 percent by taking oral antiretroviral medicines. Thomas Coates, professor-in-residence of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and of infectious diseases and an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, was quoted in the New York Times.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: California Healthline and Examiner.com reported May 11th and The Press Enterprise reported May 10th on two studies conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health that found that most California residents likely to be eligible for health insurance coverage initiatives in 2014 are also those who may be least likely to excessively use costly health services.
CANCER: Several news outlets reported May 8th - 10th on the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's California Health Interview Survey, which found that gay men were almost twice as likely to self-report a cancer diagnosis as straight ones.
Pollution: John Froines, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was featured in a May 9th Riverside Press Enterprise article about his research showing high levels of air pollution at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard in San Bernardino.
CANCER: Asian News International reported May 5th on a UCLA study in which scientists engineered mesoporous silica nanoparticles to encapsulate and successfully deliver chemotherapy drugs to cancer tumor sites in mice. Dr. Andre Nel, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, chief of nanomedicine, and a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, was quoted.
Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted May 8th by the San Bernardino County Sun about California Senate Bill 810, a single-payer health care system plan proposed by Democrats to cover everyone in the state.