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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...
In October, The Lancet published a series: Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale and held a global launch event in Washington D.C. The series builds on two previous Lancet series from 2007 and 2011, emphasizing the importance more...
A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry make it difficult for more...
Return on investment in county public health departments in California exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley economist. In the study, highlighted by the more...
While the infant mortality rate has declined in the United States in recent years, disparities between racial and socioeconomic groups still remain. For the past four years, Clinical Professor Cheri Pies has been piloting a multi-sector, place-based more...
United States service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq faced constant risk of injury and death during deployment, as well as repeated disruption of connections with family members and friends—often leading to difficult more...
Researchers from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health analyzed 281 schools in California that participated in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program from 2006 to 2012, and matched them to 709 other comparable schools in more...
a motorcyclist lane-splitting
While inching along congested roadways, California drivers will often see motorcyclists zip by, eking out a path in the narrow space between two lanes of cars. This practice of passing other vehicles traveling in the same direction by sharing their more...
Latino child with parents
A recent collaborative study between UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Contra Costa County researchers evaluated the efficacy of a culturally tailored obesity intervention for Latino children, Familias Activas y Saludables, or Active and more...
unrenovated and renovated public housing
Children living in revitalized public housing are significantly less likely to take repeated trips to the emergency room, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. The authors of the study, published in the more...
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Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. The study more...
young female rock climber
A research team led by Kristine Madsen, assistant professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Program, explored the feasibility of implementing a physical activity referral (PAR) program in a pediatric obesity more...
Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown
Millions of workers in the United States are not getting the wages and benefits they are entitled to by law. While some may see this as a labor issue, researchers say it is a public health problem that has been ignored for way too long. “We’ve known more...
Bollywood dance class
Can Bollywood dance help South Asians in the United States manage type 2 diabetes? Amlu Natesan, a UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program student, is partnering with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI) and the India more...
man looks in mirror
A recent study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination and who had internalized anti-Black attitudes. Findings more...

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