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This report was produced as a project for the 2016 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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This story is the first in a several-part series about academic and health outcomes for students enrolled in state Migrant Education programs in eastern Solano County, a project funded in part by the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Toxic stress is becoming a hot topic in science and brain development. It’s also an emerging public health concern. Experts say the way to avoid toxic stress is through strong relationships that support children and their families.

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A new study of one of the most famous early childhood programs in existence suggests that it had profound impacts on the adult health of the participants decades later. If the research holds, it could have major implications for health policy.

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A few weeks ago Slate writer Brian Palmer accused New York Times writer Jane Brody of using a red herring for a lede and promoting a theory that he believes is not factually substantiated. But, did he then do the same?

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A controversial UC Berkeley study released earlier this month that found rising temperatures can increase conflict, isn't the only research to have tied the two together with evidence from Africa to Australia.

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I had never heard of Dr. Bharat Aggarwal before last week. Nor had I heard the term “meritless thuggery.” Now the two phrases are bouncing around in my head like a Tegan and Sara song.

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How can a wider audience be engaged in the broad-ranging and often complex issues of population health? Ben Harris-Roxas, a health impact assessment consultant, has some suggestions.

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Looking back at a deceased column: The Healthy Skeptic.

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"The renowned mythbuster of medicine" - as one blog calls John Ioannidis, MD, of Stanford - asks tough, important questions about the 100,000+ medical conferences held each year. Journalists and the public should learn from his warnings - since so much news is reported from these meetings.

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