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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...
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...

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