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Spraying pesticides
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers in the Center for more...
As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along racial, ethnic, and more...
A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The antibody-based assay, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Humabs BioMed, a private biotechnology company, is a simple, more...
A study from researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has uncovered a possible association between mothers who were obese when entering pregnancy and childhood neurodevelopmental problems of their sons. The findings were published in more...
An aging work force and decelerating population growth could plunge the world's economic potential 20 percent over the next several decades, according to a new study from the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (BerkeleyAGE).  The study more...
Ambient air pollution contributes to more than a million preventable deaths annually in China, and burning coal is by far the biggest contributor to air pollution. But one possible solution proposed by the Chinese government—synthesizing cleaner- more...
As part of a March Health Affairs issue examining health care delivery system innovations, a trio of UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts analyzed the efficacy of reference pricing—a new component of health insurance design that motivates the more...
Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat of Zika. Despite the fears, not a single case of Zika or its major neurological complication, microcephaly, more...
Led by researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, a study recently published in the European Journal of Immunology examines the effects of influenza and dengue virus co-infection in mice. The study found that co-infection increases more...
Doctor interacts with young patient
How can the healthcare system get patients more involved in their own treatments in a way that improves their outcomes? Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)—health care delivery systems that are held accountable to meet cost and quality criteria— more...
Afghan refugees in Northern California experience different levels of distress, according to gender, when encountering the same situations say researchers in a recently published cross-sectional study. Four areas, in particular, demonstrated more...
A UC Berkeley School of Public Health research team has been awarded a $3.6 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop new approaches for simulating and optimizing surveillance networks that detect infectious diseases. more...
Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. The study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance movements—as far as 30 miles—among snails more...
Experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley are teaming up to evaluate an m-health intervention designed to improve health care and nutrition for mothers and babies in India, with a 2-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. more...
Low-income and Latina pregnant women who seek care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General have widespread exposure to environmental pollutants, many of which show up in higher levels in newborns than the mothers, according to a new study from UC more...

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