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ACA’s ‘disruptive innovation’ changed everything: says health secretary

The 'disruptive innovation' of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed everything and one cannot predict the result of the ongoing changes in the healthcare system, California Health Secretary Diana Dooley said.

Dooley, the head of California's Department of Health & Human Services... read more

More than 2,600 whooping cough cases reported during Jan-May period

Cases of persistent and sometimes deadly cough disease called pertussis (whopping cough) have increased to an alarming number in California, with more cases being reported in just first five months of this year than in the whole 2013.

The California Department of Public Health's latest... read more

Senate passes bill requiring warning labels for sugary drinks

Determined to persuade people to drink less soda, California lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would require sugary soft drinks to carry warnings about potential diseases that overconsumption of such drinks can create.

If successfully implemented, the measure would put California... read more

Bill requiring labeling on GMO foods rejected

California lawmakers have rejected the measure that would require companies to explicitly label their genetically-engineered foods.

Sponsored by Democratic Senator Noreen Evans, the bill would make it obligatory for all distributors who sell any eatable in the state to label all products... read more

Things you must know about salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recently confirmed that outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken is still alive, with most illness cases being reported in California.

The federal agency revealed that there were fifty new reported illness... read more

Lawmakers reject bill requiring GMO labeling

Californian consumers will not be able know if foods available in the market are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or not, as the state lawmakers have once again rejected a bill requiring labeling on GMO foods.

On Wednesday, the bill failed to pass the 40-member state Senate... read more

Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken continues to sicken people

A salmonella outbreak linked to California chicken producer Foster Farms continues to sicken people but the industry regulator USDA has so far taken no action to stop the sale of the product and inform the public about the issue.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least... read more

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