Usha Lee’s Recent Stories
Health Oct 08An outbreak waiting to happen: hepatitis A marches through San Diego’s homeless community
A hepatitis A outbreak that has stricken 481 people in San Diego could get worse because of the challenges of dealing with the homeless population.
Science Sep 30Deadly West Nile virus cases are spiking in LA. The first line of defense: chickens
More than six dozen sentinel chickens, living in coops dotted around Los Angeles, make up one of the first lines of defense in this sprawling county’s fight against West Nile virus.
Health Sep 10Could a mouthful of squid ink replace painful dental probes for gum disease?
A University of California, San Diego, nanoengineer is developing a way, using ultrasound and squid ink, to replace the worst part of the dental exam.
Health Dec 21Demand surges for clinicians serving transgender youth — and for earlier treatment
Researchers leading the first NIH grant for research on transgender youth hope that data will show the benefit of earlier intervention.
Health Sep 11FDA weighs crackdown that could shut hundreds of stem cell clinics
Scientists on Monday will urge the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on rogue clinics across the country that market stem cell treatments.
Health Sep 08Doctors fight to bring hospital ICUs into the modern era
Many ICU physicians say that ICUs are woefully — and often dangerously — out of date.