New map could refocus state’s pollution battles

April 22, 2014 The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks. Many of the worst pollution pockets identified and mapped by state officials are in the San Joaquin Valley, Los […]

The Tug McGraw Foundation CEO ‘Jennifer Brusstar’ to speak at Milken Institute Global Conference

  TMF has announced that CEO Jennifer Brusstar will participate in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Tuesday, April 29 at 2:30 PST, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The panel, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain,” will focus on the scientific understanding on how the human body works has expanded exponentially in recent […]

Oregon downplays high child cancer rate analysis

  SALEM — A state analysis shows Oregon has a high rate of a childhood bone cancer that has caused worry in a West Salem neighborhood where five children in recent years were diagnosed with the disease and three have died. Over a five-year span, Oregon was tied with Utah for the second highest rate […]

Mercury pollution linked to 283% increased risk of autism in children; flu shots still contain mercury

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (NaturalNews) Heavy metal poisoning appears to be a primary driver of autism, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that environmental pollution, and particularly mercury and mercury-containing compounds, may be responsible for increasing a child’s risk of developing an autism […]

Sixteen-year-old with cancer inspires Boise State

  He has his own stall in the Boise State men’s basketball locker room. His motivational quotes are posted on the team board before games. And he shows up at 7 a.m. practices — even if it means sneaking out of the hospital. Boise State fan Connor Martin, a cancer patient, has a special bond […]