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Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Nov 21, 2014
Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Photo by Ryan McGuire of Gratisography. Used with permission.
On an airplane, I’m thatperson. The one who immediately upon boarding pulls out a Wet Wipe (or two) and disinfects all the hard surfaces I might touch during the flight. Seatbelt buckle. Arm rests. Tray table. Tray table...

California Stem Cell Report
Correction

The "birthday party" item Nov. 20, 2014, incorrectly stated that Anne Holden wrote CIRM blog piece on the "bubble boy" researchat UCLA. It was actually Todd Dubnicoff who wrote the article on the agency's blog, The Stem Cellar.

California Stem Cell Report
Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Fred Lesikar, a heart attack victim aided by
a CIRM-backed cell treatment
CIRM photo
The California stem cell agency today celebrated its 10thbirthday with a media event in Los Angeles where its supporters declared that the effort marked “one of the seminal events in the history of medical research.”


Attending the...

California Stem Cell Report
Correction

The 10th anniversary media event item today incorrectly said that the news conference will be at UCLA. It will be at USC.

California Stem Cell Report
10th Anniversary Media Event Tomorrow in Los Angeles for California Stem Cell Agency

The $3 billion California stem cell agency will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a media event tomorrow in Los Angeles aimed at demonstrating the impact of the Golden State’s research program.


The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. PST, and members of the public can listen in by dialing 866-528-2256 with a participant code...

HealthyCal.org
Obese Kids Often Mistake Symptoms and Overuse Asthma Drugs

Nov 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that obese kids with asthma may mistake being breathless for an asthma attack, which can lead to unnecessary use of asthma inhalers. Researchers reviewed data on 58 children with asthma, half obese and half within normal...

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California Stem Cell Report
A Look at Spinal Cord Injury Treatments from California’s Stem Cell Agency

The California stem cell agency today took to the Internet to conduct a nearly hour-long video briefing concerning the state of stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury.



The Google Hangout event featured Jane Lebkowski, president of research and development for Asterias Biotherapeutics of Menlo Park, Ca., which is involved in an early...

HealthyCal.org
Why unemployment is harder for older adults

Nov 18, 2014

By Marty Graham

San Diego area resident Teresa McConnell remembers the seven months of her unemployment clearly.
“I didn’t want to talk to anyone any more, I didn’t want to hear myself say I didn’t have a job and watch people pull away,” she said. “I felt sick and ashamed just saying it.”
Instead, the 54-year-old San...

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The Blue Muse
Random with a side of controversial

Nov 17, 2014
Random with a side of controversial

Religion. Politics. Suicide. Feminism. Funeral plans. Ferguson.When I read the NaBloPoMo writing prompt this morning which asked about the most controversial posts I've ever written, I thought: Nah, I don't really do controversial. I write ab...

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HealthyCal.org
Small Financial Incentives Help Some Low-Income Smokers Quit

Nov 17, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Small financial incentives can double smoking cessation rates among low-income smokers, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health last week.

“We wanted to investigate how small and potentially cost-effective financial incentives might help safety net hospital patients quit smoking,” said Darla Kendzor, assistant professor at the University of Texas School...

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