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In Tulare, California, upwards of 75 parents, teachers and advocates for social justice marched on November 16 in protest of draft regulations they say fall short of protecting California schoolchildren and staff from exposure to hazardous more...
With the CDC admitting that last year’s flu shot was a considerable bust and other emerging research challenging the shot’s efficacy, some are questioning if they should even bother. Dr. John Swartzberg, UC Berkeley professor of public health and more...
Forbes: Three new Bay Area cities (San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany) in California and Cook County in Illinois have now joined Berkeley, California, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in passing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB).  Early more...
In this Op-ed, Lauren Caton, a current Masters of Public Health student at UC Berkeley writes about women's sexual and reproductive health in Texas.  Read the full Op-ed on Ms. Magazine.  
The Dartmouth Institute: A new array of policy initiatives and payment reform models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment and managed care are creating financial incentives for providers to improve outcomes and lower costs more...
Medical Xpress: Health care leaders and policy makers agree that in order improve health outcomes and lower costs, we have to address patients' nonmedical needs. A new array of policy initiatives and payment reform models, such as accountable care more...
Measure HH in Oakland passed 61 to 39 percent. Proposition V also passed in San Francisco, as did Albany’s Measure O1. Kristine Madsen, a doctor and professor of community health sciences at UC Berkeley co-authored a study exploring the impact of more...
Scroll.In: In September, a group of researchers studying the effects of air pollution on human health recommended to the Union Health Ministry that polluting cooking stoves, which are commonly used in Indian villages, be removed from the homes of more...
Mashable: In recent years, millions of impoverished families have received clean cookstoves via public and private initiatives. Yet black carbon is still a major health problem, in part because families can't afford to fix the clean cookstoves when more...
UC Science Today: After a ‘soda tax’ took effect in low-income neighborhoods in Berkeley, California, researchers discovered the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages took a steep dive in certain communities. Study author Kris Madsen of the more...

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