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Since Berkeley passed a tax on sugary beverages, researchers at the School of Public Health have been studying its ongoing effects in the city and the Bay Area. The team of researchers from UC Berkeley is working in partnership with UCSF, Stanford, more...
A study co-authored by researchers at the School of Public Health, including Asa Bradman, and UCSF found that an organic diet significantly reduces the presence of pesticides in the body. “This study indicates that switching to an organic diet is more...
Salinas Valley, informally known as the Salad Bowl of the world, is the site of a study by Brenda Eskenazi, Professor at School of Public Health. There, she looked at the effects of pesticides on children’s brain development. Eskenazi began her more...
In the past, economic downturns led to lower death rates, even with the increase of other health issues. This seems counterintuitive for many, considering the fact that suicide rates increase during these same periods of financial hardship. Still, more...
One particular hazard of the California is their negative impact on air quality and the subsequent health issues that arise from this. Some say it measures up to a public health crisis. One of the many challenges of this issue is the ability to more...
The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid parental leave for employees, and the topic is widely discussed by the public. It is often discussed in terms of both public health policy and economics. Doctors more...
To lower drug prices, Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that aggregates organizations, creating the largest single purchaser of prescription drugs in the country. “To some extent, scale counts. (But) I am skeptical that just aggregating by more...
Climate change is having especially devastating effects in the Sahel region of Africa, which also has one of the highest population growth rates in the world. Some scientists believe family planning may help combat both of these issues in the region more...
The age at which puberty begins in girls has steadily been getting younger in the past few decades, and researchers have discovered evidence that supporst why this may be the case. A study found that the chemicals in personal care products are more...
The World Health Organization considers air pollution the world's greatest single environmental health risk. Researchers across the country are finding evidence linking air pollution and fertility. One study out of the School of Public Health more...

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