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In October, The Lancet published a series: Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale and held a global launch event in Washington D.C. The series builds on two previous Lancet series from 2007 and 2011, more...
A new study of air quality in early childhood education (ECE) environments in Northern California discovered that levels of several cancer-causing chemicals exceed the age-adjusted “Safe Harbor” levels set by California’s more...
Can the United States transform its ailing and expensive healthcare system using lean organizational principles? Lean management, first developed and implemented by Toyota in the late 1980s, creates a culture and overall more...
In many parts of the world, food insecurity and hunger overlap with the HIV epidemic. To learn more about the effects of food insecurity on HIV treatment and care, Sandra McCoy, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the more...
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A new research collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will study whether food is a significant source of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, more...
UC Berkeley is designing exchange programs for public health scholars with Peking University, following the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two institutions. “We look forward to even greater forms of more...
The newest publication by the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research reviews current therapies and critiques ongoing clinical trials of new drugs to treat Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus that poses a serious threat to more...
The National Institutes of Health today announced $157 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The ECHO program will more...
A UC Berkeley School of Public Health research team has been awarded a $2 million, 3-year grant by the National Science Foundation to develop new approaches for understanding and responding to changes in waterborne more...
soft drinks
In an encouraging sign in the fight against obesity, a new UC Berkeley study shows a 21 percent drop in the drinking of soda and other sugary beverages in Berkeley’s low-income neighborhoods after the city levied a penny-per more...
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Health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air quality raised concerns in Beijing, while 2016 has been dogged with questions about polluted water and the Zika virus. Now, a new more...
Harrison Spencer
Harrison C. Spencer MD, MPH ’72, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, died August 10, 2016. He was 71. “It is with great sadness that I forward news of the tragic more...
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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health has been awarded a $1.4M grant to combat infant mortality by working closely with organizations and community residents to address interrelated social determinants of health. The W.K. more...
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The implementation of reference pricing for diagnostic laboratory tests, when combined with access to price information, was associated with reductions in prices and payments by both employer and employees, a recent UC more...
A UC Berkeley-led research team will search for causes of leukemia—the most common cancer in children—with a new, four-year, $6 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of more...
UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley researchers have mapped out how the Zika virus infects the developing fetus, and have found an antibiotic that blocks these routes of infection, at least in human tissue culture and placental more...
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...

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