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Spring 2013 | The Public Health Advocate

Category Archives: Spring 2013

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China’s Lethal Air Pollution

By Penelope Chuah China’s economic performance and growth in the past ten years is unparalleled to the economic growth of any other country. Over the past decade, China has steadily climbed to the number two position in the world’s largest economies ranking, surpassing economic powerhouses

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WHAT DOES COVERED CALIFORNIA MEAN FOR CALIFORNIANS?

By Penelope Chuah Tremendous strides towards developing more affordable, accessible, and higher quality healthcare has taken place within the past three years; this year California is about to kick-off its new health market under Covered California. These changes to the healthcare market all began with

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SODA CONSUMPTION

By Melanie Tina Mascarenhas As we all know, summer typically brings us days of cloudless skies and up to fifteen hours of warm sunshine. This beautiful weather often comes with temperatures in the upper 80’s and 90’s and often times surpasses 100 degrees for a

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MEDIA AND HEALTH: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

By Sukhbir Kaur Riding northbound from Fremont to Downtown Berkeley on Bart, I must have passed at least a dozen billboards advertising everything from lottery tickets to the latest smartphones. However, one sign in particular stood out to me. The front end of the billboard

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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

by Nisha Sarla Chandra A new study published in the New England journal of medicine in early February 2013 definitively shows the effect that diet can have on one’s cardiovascular health. The 5-year long study, which took place in Spain, used participants who were at

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR)

By Vincent Man Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are types of medications that are used to treat infections by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. For the most part, our immune system is highly competent of destroying the bacteria and naturally fighting off the

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ADDERALL ABUSE

By Karen Louie What is supposed to be a prescription drug for individuals with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is now being touted as the miracle that college students have been looking for. Adderall – it’s the small capsule that’s making big news across the