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Sf Chronicle: While it may be too early to see the impact of San Francisco’s soda tax, Berkeley’s initiative has already had success. A recent UC Berkeley study found the soda tax collected around $2 million from 2015 to 2016, and a poll found a 21 more...
SF Chronicle: Talk of replacing the Affordable Care Act is in the air. So what might the replacement look like? The California Affordable Care Act marketplace — known as Covered California — is a success that President-elect Donald Trump should look more...
Healio: A half-century of progress fighting schistosomiasis in China is being jeopardized by land-use patterns and landscape connectivity, which are expanding the range of the snails that host Schistosoma japonicum parasites, researchers said.  For more...
Jamie Robinson, professor of health economics in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley discusses the business opportunities that may arise from healthcare under Donald Trump and focuses on how to amplify the more...
The New York Times: Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Dr. Ronald E. Dahl, director of the Institute of more...
  Medical Xpress: New study shows that children who went on to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are 3.71 times more likely to be congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)-positive at birth. Moreover, stratification by Hispanic ethnicity shows a 5.9- more...
The Day: Obesity carries a number of negative health effects, from heart disease to diabetes. New research from UC Berkeley says people also have a higher risk of dying from a vehicle crash as their waistline expands. "Vehicle designers are teaching more...
Richmond Confidential: a growing number of researchers say that for too long the medical community has ignored a potent stressor that lies at the root of all the other stress some women face, racism. A growing number of scientific studies show that more...
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...

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