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Los Angeles Times: The city of Berkeley may be overreaching, this columnist says, with their new ordinance requiring cellphone retailers to warn customers about the radiation risks of mobile devices. But Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for more...
AirForce Times: A "Best for Vets" ranking of top colleges for degrees in public health lists UC Berkeley in 7th place. "Berkeley is known as one of the top-ranked public colleges in the world," the article reports. "It is a diverse and selective more...
CALIFORNIA Magazine: As of this morning, both houses of the California Legislature have passed a bill to require virtually all California school children to be vaccinated against potentially deadly diseases—or be home-schooled. If Gov. Jerry Brown more...
Hospitals & Health Networks Daily: Public health professor Stephen Shortell was interviewed by Health Research & Educational Trust President Maulik Joshi about health care system integration, hospital-physician alignment, accountable care more...
Health Leaders Media: A report written by public health professor Stephen Shortell and professor of health economics Richard Scheffler, published by Health Affairs, identifies six "success requirements" for accountable care organizations and more...
Encinitas Advocate: Encinitas will pilot a pesticide-free park at the request of residents who have health and environmental concerns. For now, the city banned spraying neonicotinoid insecticides, which have been implicated in declining bee numbers more...
The Washington Post: Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Berkeley, say that Connecticut’s “permit-to-purchase” law, which took effect in 1995, reduced gun homicides by 40 percent between 1996 and 2005. This gun more...
Health360: A recent study by health economists examined the economic impact of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in sub-Saharan Africa. The findings, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, were that PEPFAR funding was more...
State Impact: More than a decade into the U.S. fracking boom, researchers still don’t have enough information to determine whether the controversial method of extracting oil and gas threatens public health. While experts are ambivalent about whether more...
SFWeekly: Chef José Andrés and public health professor Kirk Smith call on Silicon Valley to apply innovative thinking and high tech to clean cooking to reduce the pollution and health problems caused by cooking with solid fuel over an open fire. more...

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