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MT @LATerynbrown: California Medi-Cal backlog falls to 600,000, officials say; that's too many, advocates say
RT @LATerynbrown California still faces challenges completing Medi-Cal enrollments; advocates asking for answers #ACA
DNA sequencing, microbiome research & powerful computers may help medical sleuths solve cold cases:
Stem cell snafu: “It has become increasingly difficult to call the STAP phenomenon even a promising hypothesis”
Cold Case, Medical Edition: @NIH awards $43 mil to solve nagging medical mysteries. via @LATMelissaHealy
People in Tibet can thank the extinct Denisovans for the gene that allows them to thrive at high altitudes.
For the first time in a decade, @CDCgov sees prescription painkiller deaths moving in the right direction, FAST:
Expert panel from @RANDCorporation, @UCLA & @BostonChildrens finds no link between vaccines & autism or leukemia:
Once again, medical experts confirm that the benefits of childhood vaccines far outweigh the risks:
Sun protection is a fashion
Headaches anyone? This won't be news to many of my friends:
From drunk-driving accidents to liver disease to breast cancer, excessive drinking causes ~88,000 US deaths/yr.
More bad news for victims of traumatic brain injuries: Large study of veterans links TBI & dementia, Alzheimer's:
New data from @CDCgov reminds us that binge drinking can be hazardous to your health. VERY hazardous:
Were some Neanderthals vegetarians? Unlikely, but new poop analysis suggests it's possible.
New (less graphic) anti-smoking ads highlight health problems that are often overlooked, @DrFriedenCDC says
Reefer madness? DNA study suggests "madness reefer" may be more accurate.
"We now have a better mammogram," says leader of new study in @JAMA_current. via @LATMelissaHealy
Reading to young kids -- including infants -- helps them develop healthy brains, new @AmerAcadPeds policy says.
The @CDCgov's newest anti-smoking ads feature tales of preemie babies, toothless adults #TipsFromFormerSmokers
Parents, are you reading to your kids EVERY DAY? Here's why @AmerAcadPeds says you should:
Be ready to sweat. Seriously sweat:
An untreatable virus is spreading in the Caribbean
About 75 @CDCgov staffers in Atlanta were possibly exposed to anthrax