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Pesticide’s possible link to autism
TIME, HealthDay News, the U.K’s Daily Mail, and AFP Relax news reported on research led by Ondine von Ehrenstein, PhD, MPH, suggesting that a mother’s exposure to pesticides during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of their children having autism spectrum disorder. Von Ehrenstein is an associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. U.S. News & World Report syndicated the HealthDay story and Yahoo! News carried the AFP article.
Moving forward with sustainable development
Medium published an article co-written by Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, founding director of WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD), and Aleta Sprague, senior legal analyst at WORLD, exploring the data needed to accelerate progress on sustainable development.
A “Giant of Cancer Care”
OncLive published a profile on Patricia Ganz, MD, who pioneered cancer survivorship and the late effects of cancer treatment. Dr. Ganz is director of prevention and control research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a distinguished professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Counties fall short on pesticide exposure protection
The Californian and Civil Eats reported on a study co-authored by John Froines, PhD, finding that California state and county agencies are not doing enough to protect people from exposure to pesticides. The Civil Eats story quoted Froines, who is a professor emeritus at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Incorporating patient feedback into clinical trials
HemOnc Today reported on a new research consortium led by Patricia Ganz, MD, that hopes to identify efficient methods for incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical trials of experimental cancer treatments. Dr. Ganz is director of prevention and control research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a distinguished professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Paying the price: Researchers say health care waste is worse than reported
ASU Now reported on research from a team led by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, FSPH distinguished professor of health policy and management and Dr. Steven Teutsch, FSPH adjunct professor of health policy and management, which addresses wasteful health care spending in the United States.
Dana Hunnes, PhD, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in a LiveScience story about research linking egg consumption with heart disease development and a Healthline story about research suggesting plant-based diets reduce the risk of premature death.
Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, commented in LAist about an LAX international passenger who might have exposed other travelers to measles. Dr. Klausner is a professor of medicine-infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, was quoted in a Washington Post story about Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin having intentionally exposed his nine children to chickenpox and that he does not support the state’s mandatory vaccine for the disease. Dr. Teutsch is an adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.