COVID-19 lockdowns reduced disease spread but with costs

The lockdowns at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic reduced the spread of infection by an estimated 56%, a recent study has found. If all governors did not issue any lockdowns until April 23, 2020, the number of cases would have been five times higher by April 30, 2020, the study...

By UCR News | | Business, Health

Confronting anti-vaccine activism with life-saving narratives

Health officials, public policymakers and community leaders should team up to disseminate accurate narratives about the life-saving benefits of vaccines.

Is that a persistent cold, bad allergies, … or long COVID?

Dr. Martin Schlusselberg of the UCR School of Medicine explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Upgrading struggle meals with the Cooking Well series

If you don’t know what a struggle meal is, we envy your food security. For the rest of us, perfecting the art of upgrading inexpensive foods so that they’re tastier is a skill many low-on-funds people know too well. My struggle meal? Instant ramen with as many flavor-enhancing (but cheap)...

Health impact of chemicals in plastics is handed down two generations

UC Riverside mouse study finds paternal exposure to phthalates increases risk of metabolic diseases in progeny

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Gas stoves: Suddenly, the pariah du jour

One-third of U.S. households — more than 40 million homes — cook with gas. There has been much consternation about the danger of gas stoves in the news lately and talk of banning them since a Consumer Product Safety commissioner recently suggested the move. Environmental Protection Agency data show gas...

By J.D. Warren | | Science / Technology, Health

Mired in silence

Health of Southern California’s farmworkers needs to be a priority, says UC Riverside study

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Salton Sea dust triggers lung inflammation

UC Riverside study has health implications for people living around California’s largest lake

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Discovery of antibody structure could lead to treatment for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus

Study provides insights into fighting broad range of pathogen’s viral strains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Two School of Medicine faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine

Deborah Deas and Mario Sims are recognized for their contributions to advancing public health

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | University, Health

Thirdhand smoke can trigger skin diseases

UC Riverside-led clinical study advances molecular understanding of THS effects on skin

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Coronavirus formation is successfully modeled

UC Riverside study could inform the design of effective drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Addressing the anxiety crisis

UC Riverside mental health professionals answer questions specific to adults, children, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health

Two UC Riverside-led studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

A shot in the arm

UC Riverside experts answer questions on Americans needing just one COVID-19 booster vaccine each year

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Monkeypox explained

UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Coolants in Puff electronic cigarettes present health hazard

UC Riverside-led study highlights need for regulation to protect public health

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study examines ‘black boxing’ in breast cancer survivorship care

UC Riverside researcher argues important post-treatment information is concealed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes does not reverse respiratory epithelium damage

UC Riverside study reports e-cigarette prolonged use may contribute to airway epithelium damage and lead to respiratory diseases

Upward ventilation offers better protection from indoor coronavirus transmission

A simple change in the direction of the air forced through indoor gathering spaces by heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, could reduce the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.