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Stanford University has withdrawn its $10.9 million request to the California stem cell agency to create an Alpha stem cell clinic on its campus, along with a complaint that an illegal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

California Stem Cell Report
San Francisco Business Times: CIRM 2.0 is ‘Business-Friendly,’ ‘All-Out Charge’ for Stem Cell Cures

Official approval yesterday of the California stem cell agency’s new, $50 million fast-track research effort has generated a lengthy piece in the San Francisco Business Times, a weekly newspaper that circulates widely in an area known for its biotech enterprises.


Ron Leuty authored the article, which could be considered an anniversary overview of the...

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Audit: State fails to ensure access to dental care

Dec 11, 2014

California’s Denti-Cal program for low-income residents suffers from low utilization rates for children that probably result from the difficulty people have finding a dentist who will accept patients whose care is reimbursed through the program, a state audit concludes.

And that shortage of dentists in the program, in turn, can be traced to the fact...

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Over Half of Seniors with Serious Memory Loss or Dementia Have Never Been Tested

Dec 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz More than half of seniors with memory loss or dementia have never been tested for either condition, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The researchers say that their study can be extrapolated to show that a...

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Saving Lives By Keeping Seniors on Their Toes

Dec 11, 2014

By Linda Childers With the aging Baby Boomer generation set to change the face of health care as we know it, hospitals across the country have begun preparing for the influx of older patients by looking at ways to improve both care and outcomes for sen...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency Press Release on its $50 Million, Fast-Track Plan

Here is a link to the press release by the California stem cell agency on its radical plan to change and speed up its approach to funding research. The board approved $50 million to kick start the driver. You can find the story from the California Stem...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency Concludes Meeting

The governing board of the California stem cell agency adjourned its meeting at 1:40 p.m. PST today. The California Stem Cell Report will post shortly a few additional items on the session today.

California Stem Cell Report
California Launches $50 Million, Fast-Track Stem Cell Drive

Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency today approved a $50 million plan that will radically reshape its efforts to produce a widely available stem cell treatment, a goal that it has not yet reached after 10 years of trying.


Speed is what the new push is all about – shortening the...

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California Stem Cell Agency Opens Board Meeting in Berkeley

The California stem cell agency governing board opened its meeting at 11:05 a.m. PST today with an announcement that the session will be abbreviated because of a massive storm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some flights have been cancelled in and out o...

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