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Rebecca Schmidt of the UC Davis MIND Institute explores the role of nutritional status, primarily during gestation, to child neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism, with a focus on B-complex vitamins.

Ebola, SARS, MERS, H1N1.. The news cycle highlights just how a rapidly globalizing world can produce threats to health across borders. Experts discuss the latest efforts to prepare for future pandemics and suggest what governments must do to protect their citizens. Speakers include Richard Feachem, Director, Global Health Group, UCSF; Larry Brilliant, President and Senior Adviser to Jeff Skoll, Skoll Global Threats Fund; Dan Kelly, Clinical Fellow, UCSF; and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India. Recorded on 10/02/2014.

Almost 6,000 women in the US reach menopause every day. Kathryn Macaulay, M.D. explains common symptoms of menopause and its potential health effects. Learn the latest methods of managing symptoms and utilizing newer therapies.

Patricia Weng, MD, gives an overview of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT) and provides insight on understanding the management of patients with CAKUT.

What are expectations of cancer screening and do they actually reduce mortality? Dr. Judith Walsh, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, looks at the principles and effectiveness of screening tests and selected controversies. Recorded on 03/04/2015.

Surgeon and historian Jack C. Fisher sits down with Dr. David Granet to discuss the controversial history of silicone medical devices - including breast implants. Though the fear surrounding their usage was unwarranted and not based in scientific fact, battles waged about their safety and government regulation followed suit. Dr. Fisher argues that regulatory policy should rely on valid science and not on the fear of risk. Recorded on 04/17/2015.
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