Every single child in Flint, Michigan has been exposed to lead poisoning thanks to contaminated water. Lead poisoning is irreversible and has the largest health impact on children. Lead poisoning has been proven to cause a series of health consequences, including measurable drops in I.Q., aggression, hostility, motor skill delays, colic, convulsions, brain disease, and sometimes death. Not only that, but the number of cases in Flint of Legionnaires Disease has skyrocketed since the city switched its water supply from Lake Huron to that of the polluted Flint River. After this water supply transition, the city failed to put in place the proper corrosion controls to protect the piping from exposing the water to lead poison and other contaminants. All of this damage has been done in an effort to save a few dollars.
Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and UCSF, and a global expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author who was diagnosed with ADHD at 48, have teamed up to write ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know. The book is an authoritative and engaging look at one of the most controversial health issues of all time, affecting an estimated 6.4 million children (one in nine) and close to 10 million adults.
Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission selected three finalists for the city’s coveted fourth dispensary opportunity Thursday. This despite the fact that a number of the commission’s members wanted to recommend all six dispensary finalists to the City Council as a way to suggest that Berkeley needs more medical cannabis in the community.
The Berkeley scientist and mother who was struck by a motorist and trapped beneath his car while cycling near campus earlier this week is expected to pull through, family members said Thursday.
By Lisa Tsering
Officials voted Tuesday night to step up the fight against sugary drinks in Berkeley.
Through its groundbreaking policy work, educational initiatives and engaging social media presence, Roots of Change challenges easy thinking about food issues.
By Yasmin Anwar/Berkeley News
By Hanna Miller
When David Prinz goes before a gathering of Telegraph Avenue neighbors Thursday to talk about the cannabis dispensary he would like to open at Amoeba Music, he will emphasize how his experience selling records will help him create a welcoming spot for cannabis patients. Plus, it will help revitalize the street, he will argue.
Alta Bates is offering free mental health screenings in Berkeley, Oakland and online Thursday, Oct. 8, the hospital announced Wednesday.
East Bay chefs gathered for a competition held to spotlight efforts to bring healthier food options to low-income neighborhoods in Oakland.