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California Stem Cell Report
BS and Ebola, Hype and Stem Cells

Hyperbole surrounding both stem cells and Ebola research has surfaced recently with cautionary notes concerning the damage it can do to the reputation of researchers and science.


Just last week UC Davis stem cell scientist Paul Knoepflertook up the matter in a piece headlined “The Cheating Death Excitation.” Over on the Pacific Standard...

HealthyCal.org
Long-Term Care Reform: America Stands Alone

Nov 10, 2014

By Matt Perry

With the average American life expectancy now reaching 78, a solution to the long-term care crisis is vital, yet faces the brutal headwinds of economic reality and political stridency.

 

Since the United Kingdom passed reforms that take effect in 2016, the United States remains the one major developed country that has not tackled...

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HealthyCal.org
Interview with Dr. Ashby Wolfe

Nov 10, 2014

California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub interviews Dr. Ashby Wolfe. Wolfe is an expert on the connection between land use policy and health. She has a family practice in Oakland and also works to advocate for policy changes that prom...

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HealthyCal.org
Study: Millions of Californians have Higher Risk of Disease Following Childhood Adversity

Nov 7, 2014

By Heather Tirado Gilligan

One in six Californians has experienced significant trauma in childhood – and enough stress to put their long-term health at risk, according to a study released yesterday.

The study, “A Hidden Crisis: Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California,” was issued by the Center for Youth Wellness in partnership with the non-profit...

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Sue Wilson Reports
Upcoming FCC decision will determine your Internet speed

Nov 7, 2014


November 4, 2014

   You’re enjoying your weekend java, wanting to learn what happened at last week’s school board meeting. Your local newspaper doesn’t cover that beat, but a local blogger does a good job, so you try to pull his site up on...

HealthyCal.org
Berkeley passes soda tax, measure fails in SF

Nov 5, 2014

Berkeley voters on Tuesday became the first in the nation to place a special tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in an attempt to fight the health effects of soda, while across the bay in San Francisco, a similar measure failed to win the two-thirds major...

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Placer County Online
Election Brings Pay Raise for Supervisors, Re-Election for Most Local Incumbents

Nov 5, 2014

AUBURN — Placer County voters appear to have ousted incumbent City Council members in Loomis and Auburn and overwhelmingly approved a measure to boost County Supervisor pay from $30,000 a year to more than $70,000 a year, also adding pension and health benefits for the five members of the board in the so-called Measure...

The State Hornet
Students explore politics and voting at Sac State’s Fall Ethics Symposium

Professors and university students explored the intersection of politics and ethics Monday at the ninth annual Fall Ethics Symposium.

California Stem Cell Report
Researcher Takahashi Honored as Stem Cell Person of the Year

Researcher Takahashi Honored as Stem Cell Person of the Year

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Masayo Takahashi, the scientist in Japan who is leading the first clinical trial involving reprogrammed adult stem cells, today was named the stem cell person of the year.


The announcement was made by Paul Knoepfler, the UC Davisstem cell researcher who sponsors the award...

HealthyCal.org
Starting Babies Off with Good Food Habits Can Last Their Lifetime

Nov 3, 2014

By Fran Kritz 

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences studied the diets of babies at six months and 12 months and found that they are usually dependent on the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers.“We found that differences in dietary habits start very early,” says Xiaozhong Wen,...

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