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Brain Abnormality May Cause Some Cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Dec 17, 2014

By Fran Kritz Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a condition that results in the death of thousands of babies in the U.S. each year, may be linked to a brain abnormality in some cases, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institutes ...

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Children with Delays and their Parents Find Help in Play

Dec 16, 2014

By Heather Tirado Gilligan

The cheerful sound of kids and their parents signing “head, shoulders, knees and toes!” filled a classroom in San Pablo on Monday morning. Despite the smiles and laughter, the play was purposeful, part of a playgroup for children with developmental delays.

If it weren’t for the playgroup, offered at the First 5...

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New Study Finds Ride-on Scooters Lead the Pack for Toy Injures in Kids

Dec 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

About 3.3 million children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for a toy-related injury between 1990 and 2011, says a new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The number of injuries increased about 40 percent during the 22 years observed by the researchers.

The post...

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Palliative Care Poised to Expand Amid Health Reform

Dec 16, 2014

A growing number of palliative care programs are being expanded to chronically ill patients in community clinics and at home, spurred by federal and state health reforms. The post Palliative Care Poised to Expand Amid Health Reform appeared first on Ca...

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California Stem Cell Report
Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week’s CIRM Board Voting

Conflict of interest issues have long been a difficult issue for the California stem cell agency, and so it was last week.


The matter involved a proposal to reduce the indirect cost funding rate for both businesses and nonprofit institutions from as high as 20 percent to 10 percent of an award. That recommendation quickly...

California Stem Cell Report
Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

Six month performance StemCells, Inc., stock price
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The stock price of StemCells, Inc., of Newark, Ca., plummeted nearly 11 percent today following a federal filing that it had lost its $19 million award from the California stem cell agency.


Termination of the Alzheimer’s research award to the...

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Disabled Teens More Likely to be Obese and Use Extreme Weight Loss Measures

Dec 15, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Teenagers with physical or mental disabilities are more likely to be obese compared to teens who don’t have disabilities, according to new research presented at the recent American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among the disabled teens was 16 percent compared to...

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Interview with Jeanie Ward-Waller

Dec 15, 2014

The California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub recently sat down in the studio with Jeanie Ward-Waller, California Policy Director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to talk about her work to make it easier for kids to w...

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Young Adults Who Regularly Spend Time in Bars are More Likely to Smoke

Dec 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz Young adults who frequent bars are at least twice as likely to smoke as young adults in the general population, according to a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. The researchers, from U...

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California Stem Cell Report
Stanford Pulls Its $10.9 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Application

Stanford University has withdrawn its $10.9 million request to the California stem cell agency to create an Alpha stem cell clinic on its campus, along with a complaint that an illegal conflict of interest was involved in reviewing the proposal.


No further details about the alleged conflict were disclosed by the stem cell agency,...

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