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  • Climate Change and Health?>
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    Climate Change and Health

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—what we used to call global warming but now call climate change—are likely contributing to the extreme weather of recent years. And this affects our health.

  • How Biases Affect Vaccine Decisions?>

    How Biases Affect Vaccine Decisions

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Subtle cognitive biases can affect parents' decisions about vaccinating their children, according to research by UC Berkeley psychology professor Tania Lombrozo. We posed several questions to her about one such bias, called "omission bias."

  • Air Pollution: What We Can Do?>

    Air Pollution: What We Can Do

    by Peter Jaret

    Kirk R. Smith, PhD, MPH, Director of the Global Health and Environment Program at UC Berkeley, discusses the dangers of airborne pollutants and what we can do to limit the risk.

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