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June 24, 2019
For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws.
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June 10, 2019
On June 12 at the United Nations (UN) in New York City, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center will release the first comprehensive look at laws governing rights to nondiscrimination, inclusion and reasonable accommodations at school and work for all 193 UN member states.
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April 23, 2019
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.
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April 3, 2019
Research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UC Berkeley and Cornell University conducted an examination of peer-reviewed studies published over six years on hazardous air pollutants associated with the extraction of oil and natural gas, and found that that measurements of hazardous air pollutant concentrations near operational sites have generally failed to capture levels above standard health benchmarks; yet, the majority of studies continue to find poor health outcomes increasing as distance from these operations decreases.
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March 28, 2019
Teenagers who live within a few blocks of green space are more likely to have better mental health than teens who don’t, according to a study by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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March 20, 2019
A new study by UCLA and University of Southern California researchers, including Fielding School professors Tim Malloy and John Froines, concludes that commissioners are issuing permits for pesticide use without considering safer alternatives, and without evaluating the health implications of “cumulative exposure,” which occurs when growers apply two or more pesticides to the same or adjacent fields.
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March 4, 2019
Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health commencement ceremony on June 14, 2019.
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February 19, 2019
Nine in 10 lack insurance, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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January 24, 2019
Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, associate professor in FSPH's Department of Community Health Sciences, found that the murder rate in Mexico increased so dramatically between 2005 and 2015 that it partially offset expected gains in life expectancy among men in the country.
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January 24, 2019
Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, profesor asociado de ciencias de la salud comunitaria en la UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, es coautor de un estudio que investigó cómo la tasa de homicidios en México compensó parcialmente los aumentos esperados en la esperanza de vida entre los hombres en el país.

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