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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...
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...

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