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Lawmakers in California, like their counterparts in Congress, are considering a tax that would pay for addiction prevention and treatment efforts.
The money, to be added to an existing valley fever fund, would pay for tracking equipment, new research and community outreach on a fungal disease that is relatively benign in most cases but can be extremely serious in some people.
An environmental advocacy group plans to install 100 pollution sensors at homes, schools and businesses in the congested area near the Port of Oakland to capture variations in the level of diesel contaminants.
Unlike heroin, fentanyl routinely shuts down breathing in seconds, and it’s becoming more common.
Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.
Research published today suggests childhood lead exposure, which affects half a million children and which the CDC has been deemed a major public concern, doesn’t just impact cognitive development but also undermines class mobility.
Un nuevo estudio comprueba que el envenenamiento por plomo en la niñez sigue afectando durante la vida adulta, no solo la salud sino también el ascenso social.
Kids who experience food insecurity are more likely to be lagging behind in social, emotional and to some degree, cognitive skills when they begin kindergarten. In other public health news, researchers stir up a heated debate about what causes cancer.
In other public health news from California, allergy season heats up after a wet winter.
A core Obamacare feature is the requirement that insurers offer plans that cover basic health services like maternity care, mental health services, prescription drugs and hospital care. Some Republicans seek to lower costs and have more health insurance choice by rolling back those mandates.