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California lifts Two-month-old Ban on Dungeness and Rock Crab Consumption

California lifts Two-month-old Ban on Dungeness and Rock Crab Consumption

Two months ago, California health agencies enforced a ban on the consumption of Dungeness and rock crab after noting high levels of domoic acid. They said the neurotoxin could make eaters sick. Now, officials at state Public Health Department lifted the ban along parts of the California coast. It means people now are allowed to eat the crustaceans without any fear.

Study shows How California’s Drought puts 888 Million Trees at Increased risk of Dying

Study shows How California’s Drought puts 888 Million Trees at Increased risk of Dying

With the help of aerial imaging, researchers has shed light on ongoing Californian drought’s impact on state’s 888 million trees since the beginning of drought in 2011. A new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published study shows trees are dying due to the devastating drought.

UCLA Researchers develop Super Strong Metal using Ceramic Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles

UCLA Researchers develop Super Strong Metal using Ceramic Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have developed high strength metal using magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. The research team claimed that the metal has much better stiffness-to-weight ratio compared to strong materials used in the past. The metal created by UCLA team can withstand high heat without facing any changes in its properties.

Health officials urging Californians to wash their hands frequently to guard against 'Winter vomiting disease'

Health officials urging Californians to wash their hands frequently to guard against 'Winter vomiting disease'

California officials have issued a warning that winter vomiting disease is on the rise. The state has already confirmed 32 outbreaks since October 1, which is far more compared to the nine cases reported last year.

Health officials have recommended people in California to wash their hands properly and frequently to avoid the infection.

University of California San Francisco suspends living donor program after tragic death

University of California San Francisco suspends living donor program after tragic death

The death of a kidney patient in October, the first such casualty this year, has forced the University of California San Francisco to shut down its living donor program, a move that has come as a setback for the large number of patients who have been on the organ-donor waiting list for years.

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