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Health Care

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

August 18, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The state Department of Pesticide Regulations Friday released their newest risk assessment for a commonly used pesticide called chlorpyrifos.

Health Care

Back-To-School Vaccines A Must For California Kids

August 7, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new state law that kicked in last summer requires shots for public school children. Some families are still adjusting to the law.

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Health Care

Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal' Fails. What's Next For California?

July 28, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

After days of debate, the Senate failed to pass the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola explains reactions in California.

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Health Care

Got Milk? Breastfeeding Crucial For Gut Health, UC Davis Research Shows

July 21, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Breast milk doesn't just feed babies, it also feeds helpful bacteria in their intestines, new research from UC Davis finds.

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Feds OK New Mercury Protections In California Waters

July 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The U.S. EPA has approved new safeguards to protect people from eating toxic fish caught in California waterways. Salmon and other fish that Native American tribes and others depend on for sustenance are often contaminated with mercury.

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Yolo County Adopts Color-Coded Food Safety Placards

July 5, 2017 | Steve Milne

Starting today in Yolo County, restaurants, grocery stores, delis and other food businesses will begin displaying color-coded placards to rate food safety inspection results. It's modeled after a system Sacramento County started a decade ago.

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Food and Sustainability

Small Card Designed By UC Davis Scientists Can Reduce Big Food Safety Risks

May 8, 2017 | Julia Mitric

An invention from scientists at UC Davis could help farmers and consumers in developing countries tell if grains are dry enough to store, sell and eat.

Health Care

Mother Brings Awareness To Rare Deadly Disease That Took Life Of Her Child

April 10, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

A mother is bringing awareness to a rare and deadly disease that took the life of her child. This devastating disease was the subject of a conference at UC Davis.

Food and Sustainability

Bay Area Pilot Program Makes Produce Less Costly For Low-Income Families

April 4, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A new pilot program makes produce less costly for low-income families while helping California growers. The Bay Area program is the first in the state to offer CalFresh recipients matching funds when they buy California-grown at the supermarket.

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