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  More good news for breastfeeding  
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  New Emergency Medicine chair  
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  NCI designation renewed  
     
  Hiking minority participation in cancer clinical trials  
     
  New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates  
     
  Improving women's heart health  
     
  Better ways to control cancer pain  
     
  Study explores health of immigrant families  
     
  NIH grant helps new clinical researchers  
     
  Howard Hughes' grant for basic science  
     
  Tobacco tied to high cancer death burden in African-American men  
     
  Genetic switch boosts radiation effectiveness  
     
  1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime  
     
  Possible inflammatory-disease treatments  
     
  Early clues to ovarian cancer  
     
  Healthy success for non-dieters  
     
  New student affairs assistant dean  
     
  UC Davis develops drug that may block breast cancer  
     
  Researchers report new drug-delivery approach  
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Study explores health of immigrant families

UC Davis epidemiologist Marc Schenker, a leading authority on occupational and environmental diseases and respiratory illness, has received a research grant for more than $500,000 from the California Endowment to study the health of Mexican hired farm workers and their families. Called MICASA (Mexican Immigration to California: Agricultural Safety and Acculturation), the study aims to better understand and reduce health risks and related illnesses in the hired farm-worker population. Researchers are collecting information on demographics, smoking and other health-related behaviors, acculturation and occupational and environmental risk factors on 400 workers and their families.

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