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SF Gate and other outlets: Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to more...
Jan 26 2013
The New York Times and International Herald Tribune: In a letter to the editor, School of Public Health lecturer Lori Dorfman, director of the Berkeley Media Studies Group, writes about the “symbiotic relationship between media makers and gun more...
Financial Times: When Coke began running ads portraying the company as a combatant in the war against obesity, the backlash was intense, underscoring the dilemma faced by food and drink companies as their products become seen as health risks. more...
JWeekly.com: Laura Stachel, an obstetrician and School of Public Health doctoral student, witnessed firsthand the problem of unreliable electric power in delivery rooms in developing countries. She and her husband, Hal Aronson, developed an easy-to- more...
Los Angeles Times: In an op-ed, Professor Malcolm Potts writes that family planning is key to stability in Africa's Sahel region. Read the op-ed in the Los Angeles Times 
Daily Cal: Julia Selezneva, a UC Berkeley alumna and current student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, lost almost all hearing capability during her junior year of college. Her personal journey as she got cochlear implants in both ears more...
USA Today: Obese drivers are more likely to die in collisions than people of normal weight, a new study has found. The researchers examined data from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System from 1996 to 2008. In that period, 57,491 collisions in more...
The New York Times and other outlets: Obesity carries yet another surprising risk, according to a new study: obese drivers are more likely than normal weight drivers to die in a car crash. Researchers reviewed data on accidents recorded in the more...
Star Tribune (Wyoming): We know we should avoid touching our faces during flu season, but that's advice that is easier said than done. As a UC Berkeley School of Public Health study found, we touch our face an average of 16 times per hour. Read the more...
The New York Times Online, Opinionator Blog: Public health lecturer Jaspal Sandhu comments on self-sufficient hospital models that combine paid and free care, noting the challenges presented by health specialties. Read the blog post in The New York more...

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