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More Than a Minor Headache: The Stem Cell Snake Oil Problem vs. Legitimate Research

Just two weeks ago, the headlines from Bloomberg News offered a glowing view of the prospects for stem cell therapies and the industry. The story in the online publication, which counts nearly 9 million readers monthly, said,"Stem cell crusader sparks ...

California Stem Cell Report
A Scientist’s Comment: Deal Directly with FDA Rather Criticizing It in the Media

The following comment on FDA regulation of stem cell research was submitted via email by a longtime scientist in the field, who asked to remain anonymous. 
"Many advertised  'stem cell' treatments use hematopoietic or blood stem cells which are run under a different set of regulations from pluripotent stem cells since they are...

California Stem Cell Report
Monty Python, $3 billion and Stem Cells in the Golden State

Monty Python, $3 billion and Stem Cells in the Golden State

Inquisition scene from Monty Python, photo CIRM/Daily Mail
The headline today from California was nearly irresistible:
"The Spanish Inquisition and a tale of two stem cell agencies"
Not only that, but the headline appeared over an article involving Monty Python, the $3 billion California stem cell agency and the lesser,...

California Stem Cell Report
Influential Scientific Journal Rips Effort to Loosen Stem Cell Research Rules

The prestigious journal Nature today editorialized against easing federal regulation of stem cell treatments, a major blow to the campaign by the California stem cell agency to speed such therapies to the marketplace.

The headline on the piece said,

"FDA should stand firm on stem cell treatments."
The unsigned editorial declared that those who contend...

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Transgender Patients Find Medical Home in L.A.

Jul 4, 2016
Transgender Patients Find Medical Home in L.A.

Diana Feliz Oliva, the Transgender Health Program’s Coordinator. Photo: Jessica Portner

By Jessica Portner

When Mikki del Monico, a 49-year-old filmmaker, walked into the just-opened Transgender Health Program more than two years ago, he knew exactly what he wanted because he’d been waiting for it his whole life—hormone replacement therapy, surgical referrals and a welcoming...

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The debate over marijuana legalization and kids

The debate over marijuana legalization and kids

By Lisa Renner

The pending ballot battle over a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in California raises a crucial question: would the change expose more children to pot or protect youth from access to the drug by tightening regulations?

Opinion from public officials and advocates is sharply divided as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act”...

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Useful Design, Useful Aging: Exploring the Tech Galaxy With Longevity Explorer

Useful Design, Useful Aging: Exploring the Tech Galaxy With Longevity Explorer

By Matt Perry

Richard Caro is a tightrope walker.

A successful entrepreneur with decades of experience in bringing high-tech products to market, he’s most recently turned his attention to aging and product design. On the surface, his Longevity Explorers assess the quality of products and technology. Yet Caro knows his work is about something...

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California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most

California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most

In pockets of the Central Valley, residents are fighting for clean drinking water, and those in low-income areas have been impacted the most.

The post California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most appeared first on California Health Report.


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California Stem Cell Report
‘False Hopes, Sizable Profits’ — The Nation’s Largely Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics

‘False Hopes, Sizable Profits’ — The Nation’s Largely Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics

Locations of stem cell clinics identified in Knoepfler/Turner study
Graphic by Cell Stem Cell 
The biggest stem cell story in the country this week reported that at least 570 dubious stem cell clinics exist throughout the nation that could pose a danger to both the pocketbooks and health...

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Maternal Mortality Has Declined in California, But Disparities Persist

Jun 30, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik

 

California women are significantly less likely to die from childbirth complications than mothers nationwide, but racial disparities persist, according to a new report.

There were 7.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in California in 2013, according to the California Health Care Foundation report released Wednesday.

The post Maternal Mortality Has...

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