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Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health more...
As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along more...
On July 24, a letter signed by 20 leaders of schools and programs of public health across the nation—including Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi—was sent to congressional leadership in support of Planned Parenthood health centers and more...
John Marshall, an assistant professor in residence at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has teamed up with a UC-wide consortium led by UC Riverside to develop robust and reversible gene-drive systems for control of more...
A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The antibody-based assay, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Humabs BioMed, a private biotechnology more...
A study from researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has uncovered a possible association between mothers who were obese when entering pregnancy and childhood neurodevelopmental problems of their sons. The more...
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As the US health care system continues to court big data, clinicians are gaining comprehensive access to their patients’ electronic medical records. Attracted by the same goal, individuals have similarly begun to demand more...
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing more...
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Two UC Berkeley School of Public Health students will spend the next year investigating ways to harness personal data collected by mobile devices to advance public health thanks to grant funding from Taiwan-based technology more...
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More than 60 UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the Fall 2016 semester were honored recently with the School’s Committee on Teaching more...
An aging work force and decelerating population growth could plunge the world's economic potential 20 percent over the next several decades, according to a new study from the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy ( more...
Consumers may not realize, but someone handpicked every tomato available in the produce section of their local grocery stores. Tomato farming in the United States demands manual labor, long hours, and prolonged exposure to more...
William Satariano, professor of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences and director of undergraduate health programs at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, died Sunday, May 28, at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek more...
Paul Farmer
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer will deliver the keynote address at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Commencement ceremony on May 15, 2017, in the Hearst Greek Theatre.Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated more...
Researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF Global Health Sciences have been awarded a $1.5 million grant as partners on a US Agency for International Development (USAID) project to advance maternal more...
Researchers from UC Berkeley and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health were recently honored with the 2017 Liberty Mutual Award, which is given annually to the paper published in the journal Ergonomics more...
Ambient air pollution contributes to more than a million preventable deaths annually in China, and burning coal is by far the biggest contributor to air pollution. But one possible solution proposed by the Chinese more...
Seth Holmes with native Mexican immigrant families in Cesar Chavez Day march in Madera, California.
Seth Holmes, a UC Berkeley professor of public health and medical anthropology, has been named a 2017 William T. Grant Scholar by the William T. Grant Foundation. The program supports career development for promising more...
The Best Babies Zone Initiative (BBZ) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has announced that it will expand to three new communities: Indianapolis, IN; Kalamazoo, MI; and Portland, OR. These three new zones will more...
As part of a March Health Affairs issue examining health care delivery system innovations, a trio of UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts analyzed the efficacy of reference pricing—a new component of health insurance more...

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