Magazine

Story

7.15.2019

Air quality app influences behavior by linking environment to health

Nicki Aviel

Air quality mobile applications could mitigate these health risks by educating people and promoting preventive behavioral changes, a UCLA study found. “I think information can be very powerful to change your behavior,” said the study’s lead author, Magali Delmas, a professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson…




Voices

1.31.2018

L.A.’s dry air is a seldom-discussed threat to public health

Alan Barreca

You’d be wrong. I moved to L.A. from New Orleans in August. There are plenty of differences between the two places, from food to politics. And people in New Orleans have a special glow about them. Some might suggest it’s their legendary zest for life, but it probably has more to do with the humidity—they…



Story

5.24.2017

Antibiotic resistant genes lurk in city parks

Belinda Waymouth

Overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs that resist even powerful last-line-of-defense antibiotics. UCLA researchers have learned that antibiotic resistant genes are everywhere, including places people are encouraged to go for fun—parks.