October 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Autism and Pollution?

Identifying a cause for autism continues to be a challenge.  However a recent study seems to suggest that one other place to look is air pollution exposure in pregnant women and young childhood.

"Children who fell into higher exposure groups of styrene and chromium were at a 1.4- to two-fold greater risk of ASD, after accounting for the age of the mother, maternal cigarette smoking, race and education."…


Added by Ricky Y. Choi on October 26, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health

Adding to Rajiv's discussion of Prop 47...A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine draws attention to incarceration and its role as a social determinant of health.

Once released, former prisoners often find themselves locked into a cycle of poverty and poor health. Many states prohibit former inmates from enrolling in important anti-poverty programs. These restrictions often include bans on…


Added by Rebecca Long on October 13, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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