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A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry more...
Beginning this month, students in the School of Public Health’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH) Professional Degree Program will be able to apply to the program with an option to concentrate in Health Policy more...
Beijing and smog
China’s plans to curb Beijing’s health-damaging air pollution by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not also curtailed, more...
Return on investment in county public health departments in California exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley economist. In the more...
Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley School of Public Health innovation course more...
While the infant mortality rate has declined in the United States in recent years, disparities between racial and socioeconomic groups still remain. For the past four years, Clinical Professor Cheri Pies has been piloting a more...
Camera Jones
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 new study suggests Covered California’s authority to select health insurers successfully held down premium costs. The research was published in the May issue of Health Affairs, and was conducted at the UC Berkeley School 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...
school children eating lunch
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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