Stanford 'Big Data' Study Links Common Heartburn Drugs with Heart Attack Risk
Certain heartburn drugs among the most commonly used medicines in the world are associated with up to a 20 percent increased risk of heart attack. That's according to new research from Stanford's School of Medicine. What's interesting isn't just what they found, but the way they did it.
Bakersfield Home to Large Population of 'Disconnected Youth'
A new report finds the Central Valley of Bakersfield has one of the nation's largest populations of young people who are not going to school or going to work. The report from "Measure of America" finds that one in five teenagers and young adults are sitting idle in Bakersfield. Two other cities with the highest rates of so-called "disconnected youth" are Memphis, Tennessee, and Lakeland, Florida.
College Advising Corps Tries to Close the Counselor Gap in California
One way to get more low-income students to college is surprisingly simple: Get them to apply. That's harder than it sounds though, especially in California, which has the second worst student-to-counselor ratio in the country. Several new, private programs are sending outside advisors into schools to fill the gap.