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Recent studies have found statistical links between pesticide use and an outbreak of Parkinson's disease in California farm towns. Researchers even know which chemicals are the likely culprits. What's the government doing about it? Not much.

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Why does Bakersfield have such awful air quality? How do Vitamin D levels affect your risk for diabetes? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Why do two Central California cities top a new "most toxic" cities list? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Ah, summertime. The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the mosquitoes are biting. Yep, it's time for the annual West Nile virus story! Here are some tips and resources for covering this important public health issue without sounding like a public service announcement.

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