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A report released today by the Berkeley Forum finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ wishes about palliative care were honored. The Forum—a more...
New Orleans
The American Public Health Association (APHA) will hold its 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition November 15-19, 2014, in New Orleans. APHA anticipates that more than 12,500 people will attend this premier gathering of public more...
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Berkeley researchers are on the forefront of infusing public health principles and practices into community development and social services. So it’s no surprise that much of the November issue of Health Affairs, which more...
One typically does not hear talk of the health benefits of arsenic, but a new study by researchers from UC Berkeley and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has linked arsenic to a 50 percent drop in breast cancer more...
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC more...
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In the October issue of World Psychiatry, neuroscientists and UC Berkeley psychiatrist Jodi Halpern contribute a perspective on the need for increased research on the components of empathy, in order to develop interventions more...
Seth Holmes, assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was awarded the 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award at the association’s annual conference in Ohio in October.   His book, Fresh Fruit, more...
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A new commentary by Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) researchers, published in Reproductive Toxicology, covers the emerging evidence that chemical exposure may contribute to breast cancer risk. It more...
In an analysis and commentary published in the October issue of Health Affairs, James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, describes public and private sector opportunities to enhance the value of more...
Dr. Arthur Reingold, professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has worked for more than 30 years on prevention and control of infectious diseases at the national more...
In September, assistant professor Seth Holmes was honored by OUT for Sustainability at the first annual Fab Planet Summit. OUT4S is a volunteer-run organization, based in Seattle, dedicated to mobilizing the lesbian, gay, more...
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The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by UC Berkeley researchers. The more...
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The Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health was awarded a three-year $2 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). more...
Extensive research reveals that girls are going through puberty earlier than previous generations. But what happens when a girl has the brain of an 8-year-old and the body of a 13-year-old? Julianna Deardorff, associate more...
A team of School of Public Health faculty members has received a 2014-2015 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant. The grant, awarded by Berkeley’s Center for Teaching and Learning, provides an opportunity more...
In a recent study, maternal and child health researchers at the School looked into the idea that breast feeding may serve as a protective mechanism to delay onset of puberty in girls. They found that, in some cohorts, girls more...
Maya Petersen and Laura Balzer with awards
Assistant professor Maya Petersen and biostatistics doctoral student Laura Balzer have been awarded the 2014 American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Causality in Statistics Education Award. They were selected for their more...
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While sales of sodas are slipping, the huge category of alternative sugary beverages—that includes energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks—is growing rapidly and is perpetuated by misleading health claims, according to a UC more...
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A research team led by Kristine Madsen, assistant professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Program, explored the feasibility of implementing a physical activity referral (PAR) more...
Teh-Wei Hu receives WHO award
Professor Emeritus Teh-wei Hu was recently honored by the World Health Organization (WHO) with a 2014 World No Tobacco Day Award for the Western Pacific Region, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to economic more...

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