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2010-09-14 18:26:36

UCLA comparison of Mexico's federal and state health care–delivery systems provides important insights for other developing nations.

2010-08-31 20:43:06

In the winter of 1979, the world celebrated the end of smallpox, a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection estimated to have caused between 300 and 500 million deaths during the 20th century.

2010-02-16 16:36:50

Physicians and scientists agree: If we cannot entirely prevent cancer, the next best thing is to find it earlier to augment the chances of a successful fight.

2009-11-24 15:20:40

Success depends largely on how funds are used and who gets them.

2009-10-29 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA School of Public Health has received a $5.2 million gift from Kaiser Permanente to endow the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.

2009-04-21 12:51:58

The fertile soil of California's Central Valley has long made it famous as one of the nation's prime crop-growing regions. But it's not just the soil that allows for such productivity. Crops like potatoes, dry beans and tomatoes have long been protected from bugs and weeds by the fungicide maneb and the herbicide paraquat.

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2008-07-30 12:20:00

A recent study suggested that heavy cell phone use among pregnant mothers could be linked to a higher likelihood of having children with behavioral problems.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.