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Biological Age, Not Birthdate May Reveal Healthy Longevity

July 27, 2022

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Study reports that epigenetic age acceleration is associated with lower odds of living to be 90 years old and could be used as a biomarker for healthy longevity and to estimate functional and cognitive aging.

Awash in Potential: Wastewater Provides Early Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

July 7, 2022

Scientists and physicians at UC San Diego and Scripps Research describe how wastewater sequencing provided dramatic new insights into levels and variants of SARS-CoV-2 on campus and in the broader community — a key step to public health interventions in advance of COVID-19 case surges.

Study Suggests Menthol Cigarettes Increase Youth Smoking, Nicotine Addiction

June 6, 2022

Menthol cigarettes increase youth smoking and nicotine addiction report researchers at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego.

Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels Led Smokers to Hide Packs

June 2, 2022

Graphic warning labels led smokers to hide their packs but not change other smoking behaviors according to report by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.

1 million Youth Became Daily Tobacco Users, Most Used JUUL E-cigarettes

May 30, 2022

More than 1 million United States youth became new daily tobacco users within two years, most were vaping e-cigarettes daily, report UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.

More Young People Begin Recreational Cannabis Use Illegally in States that Legalize It

May 26, 2022

Once a state legalizes recreational cannabis an increase in youth using it illegally occurs, report researchers at University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science.

New Weight-Loss Intervention Targets Instinctive Desire to Eat

May 18, 2022

People who are highly responsive to food lost more weight and kept it off using a new weight loss program that targets internal hunger cues and the ability to resist food, reports University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science.

UC San Diego Awarded $38 Million USAID Grant to Improve Global Health Equity

March 14, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development has funded a $38 million, five-year project led by UC San Diego researchers to better understand and promote health agency for individuals, communities and local organizations in low- and middle-income countries.

Daily Activities Like Washing Dishes Reduced Heart Disease Risk in Senior Women

February 22, 2022

Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego researchers studied the impact of daily life movement to cardiovascular disease risk using a machine-learning algorithm and found decrease in risk with increased activity.

HIV Incidence Rising Steeply Among People Who Inject Drugs in Tijuana

February 11, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have presented data that suggests a new HIV outbreak in Tijuana, Mexico, driven in part by “drug tourism” unabated by the closure of the international border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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