UCD method used to screen for TB in Pakistan

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis

Is your job helping you pack on the pounds?

By Tyrel Linkhorn Toledo Blade More than half of U.S. workers consider themselves overweight, and 41 percent of those people say they have gained at least some of that excess at their current gig, a study from CareerBuilder found. People stuck behind a desk all day, or whose jobs are extraordinarily stressful, tend to fare […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

There’s just no excuse for not exercising

By Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times You know the benefits of exercise and you have most likely heard them a zillion times: a healthier heart, reduced risk for some cancers, better sleep patterns, weight loss, lower stress levels, stronger bones and muscles, less fear of falling, mental acuity, more energy and confidence. Yet, according to […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hiking is more than a physical path for kids, author claims

By Matt Markey Toledo Blade It used to be an expression of disgust: “Take a hike.” But times have changed. Now that phrase can mean you care about someone’s health and want to treat them to an adventure in the great outdoors. Author and hiker extraordinaire Jeff Alt takes every opportunity to preach the gospel […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteerism may lower blood pressure, study finds

By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Helping others and building social relationships certainly make for a more satisfying life. Now there’s reason to believe that they can help protect a person from the risk of developing high blood pressure in the mature adult years. The National Institutes of Health says 90 percent of Americans 50 or […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Aggies have to know when to duck

I guess because I grew up with Aggie football back when a game against the Lumberjacks meant Humboldt State and not Northern Arizona, the good folks at UC Davis want to pick my brain about what they can do to improve my family’s “game-day” experience. For starters, you can stop scheduling “body bag” games against […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Tour bus overturns, injuring 52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned along a Southern California freeway after sideswiping a car, injuring more than 50 people on board Thursday, authorities said. The driver made an “unsafe lane change” to the left, struck the car “and then overcorrected to the right,” California Highway Patrol […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima nears sea

TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea. Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the Pacific and greatly worsen what […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: I only want what’s coming to me

HUMBLY, I ACCEPT … the best award one can receive is one that was not anticipated … thus I was pleasantly surprised last week when the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams pointed to The Enterprise headline that declared for all the world to see “Lifetime achievement award for Dunning.” … “What did you win?” she asked […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Juveniles sought in connection with grass fire

Authorities say arson was to blame for a small grass fire that damaged some landscaping outside an East Davis apartment complex Thursday afternoon. Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department, said a maintenance worker at the Windmere Apartments, 3030 Fifth St., saw the fire being lit at about 3 p.m. in a grassy […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the fun

What: Davis Community Church Nursery School open house for the Early Explorer Program, designed for ages 15 to 24 months When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Where: DCCNS, corner of Fourth and C streets

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obama calls for cost-conscious college ratings

By Julie Pace and Philip Elliott BUFFALO, N.Y. — Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on their affordability and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid. But the proposed overhaul faced immediate skepticism from college […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Pepsi is a 7-week-old sweet and cuddly female Rottweiler/Labrador cross. She and her sister Fresca are both bundles of puppy fun; they can’t wait to be held and played with.They will be available to take home in another week but can be reserved now. Shayla is a 10-month-old to 1-year-old spayed female Maltese/poodle mix who’s […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science camp shines thanks to volunteers

Another year of Explorit’s summer science camps has come to a close, but none of it would have been possible without the support of our tremendous sponsors and volunteers. So this week we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make camp not only possible but extra-special for each of our […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,