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University of Iowa ignores questions about its oregano ‘cure’ for cancer-wasting syndrome

An over-the-top University of Iowa news release about the ability of herb compounds to "cure" disease proves itself to be another a case study on how not to promote university research.
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Considering California's cap-and-trade program's local effects

Not everyone is happy about California's new climate change laws. Local environmental justice groups say the policies do not go far enough to address the issue and believe they actually might hurt local communities.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Openings in broadcast and radio across the country

Application's for the 2017 California Data Fellowship are due on August 25th. Additionally, public radio and broadcast stations are hiring in Missouri, Connecticut and Oregon.
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Free Your Mind: Solving drug epidemic calls for crisis mentality

Now that President Trump has officially declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, data can inform how to properly tackle the problem, community by community.
Reyna Maldonado, 24, was born in the Mexican state of Guerrero and crossed the border with an uncle when she was six years old.

Key issues to consider when telling stories of the undocumented

Even when persistence and dedication enable a reporter to find undocumented communities willing to share their stories, outside events can tempt sources to withdraw. One reporter shares how she overcame this challenge.
Jayden Lawson, now 9, lost his father to violence in 2013. At Jayden’s left is a poster from his father’s memorial service.

In Buffalo's children, wounds no one sees

Many of Buffalo’s children spend years battling the consequences of violence and PTSD. School is often the best hope to support them, but the Buffalo district has been slow to act.
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After witnessing horrific violence, a young immigrant is plagued by nightmares

A young boy and his mother fled vicious gang violence in Central America, but the nightmares have followed him to Los Angeles. The lingering effects of trauma now pose a whole new threat to his health.
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Working past retirement can keep you healthy

Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What keeps some people from reaping these benefits and can companies do more to retain older workers?

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