USC environmental health sciences research center awarded $8 million NIH grant

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By Cristine Hall USC’s hub for environmental health sciences research has secured a key grant to continue its work in Los Angeles and beyond well into 2025. The Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center received a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences as it celebrates 25 years of research […]

Vaccine hesitancy expert says fear and emotion are neglected dimension of health

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By Cristine Hall In 2013, Colombia had one of the highest HPV immunization rates in the Americas with 90 percent coverage among its target population. By 2016, uptake among eligible girls had declined to 5 percent. The cause? Emotional contagion. The viral spread of YouTube videos and disturbing images of girls ostensibly experiencing adverse reactions […]