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Elderly woman with family caregiver
UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers state in a new study that an unprecedented increase in seniors over the next decade could nearly double Medi-Cal long-term care costs, from $6.6 billion to $12.4 billion annually by 2023. “This long- more...
preteen girls
New research in Pediatrics shows that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon which is affecting white girls at younger ages than previously reported. Published online Nov. 3, the multi-institutional study more...
children eating apples
Students and parents overwhelmingly approve of last year’s sweeping changes to school meals, according to a study released today by UC Berkeley’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health. The report, which examined how 10 California school districts have more...
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Food Banks are working to make improvements to the nutritional quality of foods they distribute, but there is still work to be done. Researchers at the Atkins Center for Weight and Health (CWH) at the University of California, Berkeley, conducted a more...
traffic and smog
Chronic exposure to ground level ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, is linked to premature death from cardiovascular disease, finds a new study led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers more...
Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published Tuesday, May 14, in the journal  more...
Homeless youth are a hidden population and have been historically undercounted in local, state, and federal efforts to estimate the homeless population, according a report issued by the California Homeless Youth Project on April 23, 2013. Hidden in more...
A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores more...
Clinical Professor Linda Neuhauser Dr. Xie Zhenming Secretary General of the China Population Association and Dr. Sun Xiaoming research partner on the China
In an initiative to improve the health and well-being of young migrant workers in China, researchers at UC Berkeley have brought a community-based participatory research pioneered at Berkeley to the factories of the Changzhou Xinbei Development Zone more...
After-school soccer programs look like a win for increasing physical activity among overweight youth in low-income neighborhoods, according to a new study. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health looked at the impact that long-running more...
Neighborhoods where the concentration of liquor stores rises above a certain tipping point are linked to higher rates of binge drinking, according to a new analysis led by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. A survey in New York City showed more...
Obese drivers are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, according to a recent study from UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation and Research Education Center (SafeTREC), a research center affiliated with the UC more...
Afghan immigrant women have low breast cancer awareness and low utilization of early-detection screening, putting them at increased risk of advanced-stage breast cancer diagnosis, finds recent research from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. more...
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 international findings published more...
A mother’s weight before pregnancy and the amount of weight she gains while pregnant may have important implications for the hormonal development of her daughter, according to recent research from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Using data more...

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