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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...
The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the more...
Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, that adds to growing health more...
A new, comprehensive survey of day care centers by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found that, overall, the environmental quality in child care settings was similar to other indoor environments, but that levels of formaldehyde and more...
In a viewpoint for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published in the October 10 issue, Dean Stephen Shortell and Dr. Arnold Milstein point out opportunities to use innovations in care delivery to slow the growth of U.S. health more...
Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound that has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years, has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley. Normal more...
Pregnant women exposed to wildfire smoke during Southern California’s epic 2003 fire season had babies with lower birth weights, UC Berkeley researchers have found. The scientists examined birth records in areas affected by smoke from seven fires — more...
The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) has been awarded a $3.4 million training grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant will train five to six Ph.D. students annually for five years in the principles of green chemistry and the more...
With support from a $4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) award, researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and three partner institutions are establishing a new program to train and educate researchers, educators and more...
Many employers are mistakenly relying upon public fire departments to rescue workers from confined spaces, such as water and sewer pipes, manholes and tunnels, according to an analysis by UC Berkeley health researchers of hundreds of deaths in the more...
New approach intended to remove barriers to innovation in drug development As the war on HIV/AIDS begins its fourth decade, medical researchers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates and government regulators face a new and unexpected more...
A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, provides even more reason for people to read a book or do a puzzle, and to make such activities a lifetime habit. Brain scans revealed that people with no symptoms of more...

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