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The University of California, Berkeley is officially launching the Alliance for Global Health and Science (the Alliance), thanks to a $1 million gift from Berkeley alumnus Stephen T. Isaacs, chairman, president and chief more...
Ordering HIV test
How you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them accepting tests, finds a University of California study published by The BMJ on January 19. Worldwide, approximately 37 million people are more...
A study published on January 4 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found that the poorest Costa Ricans outperform the poorest U.S. Americans in life expectancy. The study more...
Asa Bradman, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health and faculty affiliate of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), became chair of Biomonitoring California’s more...
Taking a deep breath might be a bit harder for children exposed early in life to a widely used class of pesticides in agriculture, according to a new paper by UC Berkeley researchers. A new study has linked the levels of more...
Harnessing the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s strengths in adolescent health and technological solutions, a research team lead by Assistant Professor Sandra McCoy will develop, implement, and evaluate a novel more...
The School’s Committee on Teaching Excellence (CoTE) recently honored UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the spring 2015 semester. To receive more...
Map of Kenya
Street children and youth are a vulnerable and often stigmatized group at risk for many negative health outcomes. Despite being disproportionately affected by the HIV pandemic, they have been generally neglected in HIV more...
The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) has been awarded research funding of $2.2 million to examine the impact on diabetes prevention and management of a nationwide initiative to more...
How many young people are homeless in California?  This question propelled the We Count, California! team to conduct a two-year technical assistance project to help communities across California obtain a better estimate of more...
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda. more...
Two recent studies by members of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology provide evidence that the reference payment model, an emerging form of consumer cost sharing, may reduce spending on ambulatory surgery without more...
On Monday, October 5, the Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health will launch the 15th annual Binational Health Week (BHW),an annual week-long series of health promotion and health education activities that more...
On Monday, September 14, We Care Solar was announced as the first-ever winner of a $1 million grant by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). We Care Solar, a non-profit organization that more...
Professor Malcolm Potts believes two existential questions will dominate the lives and careers of today’s undergraduate students as the 21st century progresses. "First, can the global economy move become biologically more...
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. UC Berkeley researchers have linked bovine leukemia virus, a cancer- more...
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a key culprit responsible for the fluid loss and resulting shock that are the hallmark of severe—and potentially fatal—dengue virus infections.  A team more...
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the more...
United States service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq faced constant risk of injury and death during deployment, as well as repeated disruption of connections with family members and friends—often more...
A new study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, found that states with prior approval authority over health insurance rates in the individual market experienced a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in more...

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