Health Policy

City Visions: Are sugary drinks a public health hazard?

via NPR Radio 

Last week, researchers at UCSF published a study showing that a ban on sugary drinks at work has significant positive health effects, from a smaller waist size to improved insulin resistance to lower cholesterol.

Promoting Drinking Water to Improve Bay Area Health

Final report from the Drinking Water Promotion Project (DWAPP)

Starbucks’ plan to sell alcohol grinds to a halt in SF

Starbucks pulls SF application to sell beer, wine

FDA Announces Stricter Rules on Tanning Beds

CTSI K Scholar Eleni Linos, MD, comments on new rules in NY Times story.

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium: Unraveling Mysteries of Health-Care Costs

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy plans to establish a clearinghouse to make information about health-care pricing more accessible to researchers and policymakers.

SF HIP Creates Model for Community Health

SF HIP celebrates early successes and looks toward measurable improvements in health.

The Disease Olympics

CTSI Director Clay Johnston in Nature Medicine's cover story on the contest between disease-specific lobbyists, also referred to as the "disease olympics."

Advocacy's Power and the Disease Olympics

CTSI Director Clay Johnston weighs in for a recent National Geographic story on the rise in advocacy for specific diseases, sometimes called the "disease olympics."

Societal Sugar Control Essential to Public Health

A commentary by UCSF scientists in Nature cites interventions to curb consumption of sugar.

How Many Lives Could a Soda Tax Save?

Research suggests tax on sugary beverages would help prevent disease and save billions.