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President of the American Public Health Association and gifted allegorist Camara Phyllis Jones MD, MPH, PhD will deliver the keynote address at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement ceremony on May 16, to be more...
A UC Berkeley study of homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly due to suicide and substance abuse. “This population is highly more...
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The UC Berkeley Food Institute is giving a campus team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s system of feeding its students, in an effort that could help schools across the country. “Our study more...
The shampoos, lotions and other personal care products you use can affect the amount of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in one’s body, a new study showed. (iStockphoto)
A new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a significant drop in levels of more...
Dr. William Jagust explains how tau and beta amyloid, two proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease develop in the aging brain (Photo by Stephen McNally, UC Berkeley)
New research led by scientists at UC Berkeley shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of more...
Many women collect and store their breastmilk for later personal use or for donations to hospitals or milk banks. But chemicals leaching from the plastic materials used for collection, handling, and long-term storage of more...
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...
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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...

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