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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...
Medical Xpress: Low income and Latina pregnant women who seek care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) have widespread exposure to environmental pollutants, many of which show up in higher levels in newborns than more...
Science Blog: New study from UC Berkeley, UCSF and Biomonitoring California finds low-income and Latina women who seek care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General have widespread exposure to environmental pollutants—some of which show up in higher more...
The Huffington Post: Even if the reduction in soda consumption is relatively modest on an individual level, public health officials are heartened by what they see as a clear, overall trend toward awareness. Kris Madsen is quoted. Read the full story more...
UC Newsroom: Food addiction is still a controversial concept in the scientific community. But researchers find strong evidence that certain foods can trigger responses similar to those produced by addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine and more...
Reuters: As voters consider soda taxes in four U.S. cities, a new study finds that low-income Berkeley neighborhoods slashed sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by more than one-fifth after the Northern California city enacted the nation's first more...

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