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UC Davis Researchers Find Farm Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

Always interested in finding clues, Andrew Rigopoulis and his wife took close notice of the autism study that found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/24/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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New Mather Veterans Affairs Hospital Will Rely On Solar Power

The staff at the 19,000-square-foot, solar-powered facility is very proud of the new outpatient building at Mather.

04/29/2014

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Study: Too Much Homework Can Make Children Sick

According to a recent study, students are doing more than three hours of homework per night; and it is making the child sick.

03/22/2014

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Sen. Boxer Asking CDC To Investigate Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Affecting Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014