October 20, 2014

Berkeley Wellness

BerkeleyWellness.com, the leading online resource for evidence-based wellness information, is a collaboration between the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and a national team of writers and editors. It features articles from the highly rated UC Berkeley Wellness Letter as well as original content and updates.


  • Disposable Gloves
    Ask the Experts

    Disposable Gloves

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Q: How much protection do disposable gloves provide at the deli counter and elsewhere?A: It depends on many factors. People often take plastic gloves as a sign that the wearer is meticulous about cleanliness. But that isn’t necessarily so. Dirty gloves are like dirty hands—bacteria and viruses can thrive in either locale.If the

  • The Good News About Nuts

    The Good News About Nuts

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Many people avoid nuts, thinking they are too fattening. And most do contain a lot of calories, though these come mostly from healthy saturated fats. But research now suggests that nuts can, in fact, help with weight control.