California’s Food Deserts need Fresh Produce, Not Designer Organics

We hear so much about how organic food is the best option, and for some it is the only option they would ever go with when choosing food, because organic food is much healthier. Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods had food elites pushing for Amazon to change the nation’s food system. However, the vast

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Is the World Ready for the Next Pandemic?

The number of new diseases that have emerged per decade has been increasing almost fourfold over the past 60 years. The number of outbreaks per year has more than tripled since 1980. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently ranks H7N9, a bird flu strain that has been sweeping through China

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Apple Bought the ‘Fitbit’ of Sleep to Track Night Time Sleeping

Earlier this month, Apple purchased Beddit, a Finnish sleep tracking firm, to acquire its sleep tracking technology that is being called the “Fitbit” of sleep tracking. According to The Guardian, … [The] Beddit sleep tracker consists of a 1.5mm thick strip of sensors that are placed on [top] of the mattress and connected to a

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Have you ever Wondered what Would Happen if There were no Mosquitoes?

There are more than 3,500 mosquito species in the world, but only a couple of species are actually harmful to our health. For instance, the Aedes aegypti spreads yellow fever and the Zika virus, while the Anopheles gambiae spreads malaria. In 2015, an estimated 429,000 people were killed by malaria around the world. What if

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World Health Organization Claims Mosquitoes are the World’s Deadliest Animal

Southern California insect expert are anticipating a large, region-wide, mosquito infestation because of this year’s heavy rains. The World Health Organization calls mosquitoes the world’s deadliest animal because of the diseases that they carry. According to the Orange County Register, Since 2014, these creatures have passed along the potentially deadly West Nile virus to 1,311

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UC Davis Vending Machine Dispenses Morning-After Pill

UC Davis has installed its first “Wellness to Go” vending machine on campus in the Activities and Recreation Center. The vending machine dispenses health and wellness items such as tampons, allergy pills, aspirin, condoms, and various other items. The most controversial item that the vending machine dispenses is the morning-after pill, which is an emergency

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$40 Million Southern California Medical Scheme Discovered

26 people have been charged in a medical scheme where doctors were bribed to prescribe medications and balms, which had no known medical value, in order to overcharge patients in the process. The 26 doctors and other medical professionals are accused of defrauding almost 13,000 patients in Southern California. The scheme produced almost $40 million

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California Senate Leader Raises Concern on Pot Legalization After Meeting with Colorado Governor

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, wrote that, “a chance meeting with the governor of Colorado has left California Senate leader Kevin de León  (D-Los Angeles) with concerns about an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in this state, he said Wednesday.” “I’m not there yet,” De León told reporters when asked his position

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Rio Hospitals Unable To Take Additional Patients

David Biller, Bloomberg, reports that, “The five hospitals recommended by Rio de Janeiro for Olympic tourists are so full that some have been forced to leave patients on gurneys in hallways, according to a report from the local medical council.” What is going on in Rio? The Olympics are set to begin in a few

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Men, Advised to Ditch the Tight Pants if you Want To Have Children

Fertility experts are warning men that if they plan to have children, they should ditch the tight pants. Tight pants are likely to result in 2 1/2 times less fertile sperm, according to professor Allan Pacey. The University of Sheffield academic said that the quality of men’s sperm significantly decreases past the age of 40,

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