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A new research center will study chemicals not yet regulated by the federal government but that have been linked to cancer and other diseases. And News21 releases its investigation that finds as many as 63 million Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water.
A new report finds that between 2005 and 2015, 7,457 residents went to county hospital emergency rooms for reasons such as opioid addiction or heroin poisoning.
In other health news from around the state, startup insurer Oscar reports first-half losses of $57.6 million from California, Texas and New York. And Sacramento County orders a makeshift youth shelter to close.
Butte County health officials say the virus was identified during screening of blood samples at a local donation center. In related news, a UC San Diego study looks at the public reaction to genetically modified mosquitoes.
A first-time release of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prescribing data shows vast regional disparities. Stateline reports on the numbers and the town — Martinsville, Va. — that topped the list. In other news on the national opioid epidemic, experts wait on the impact of White House action.
California’s strict vaccination law is still controversial among some parents. In other public health news, music may help some dementia and Parkinson’s patients and reports on the impact of drinking and work.
The potential effects of chemicals are at the center of the health care debate. In other health news from around the state, an outbreak of chickenpox impacts football at San Diego State.
President Donald Trump hasn’t yet spelled out what the declaration will entail, but it could allow the government to negotiate lower prices for naloxone, open up additional funding to states and provide technical assistance and manpower to places where local and state resources have been overwhelmed. Some experts say it is a mostly symbolic move, though.
“There’s been a history of people devaluing people with disabilities … One way to help people become more valued is by having them show value,” says Tom Heinz, executive director of one of the partners involved in the project.
A survey of residents found that at least half of the respondents supported a safe injection site coupled with services such as addiction treatment.