Health Headlines – CA Special Education Spending up 20%

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California Special Ed Spending Up 20 Percent to $13 Billion. One out of every eight students in California’s public school system now requires special education services, with the majority of those students struggling with learning disabilities and autism

Medical Errors Kill Five People Per Minute, 2.6 Million People Every Year A new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 million people die annually in low-and middle-income countries from medical errors, and that most of those deaths are related to misdiagnosis and administration of pharmaceutical products.

Samoa’s Measles Outbreak and Response – There is some question about whether the high measles mortality in Samoa this year is solely due to the 66 percent vaccination rate among Samoans. While the fact that only two-thirds of Samoa’s population has been vaccinated for measles may explain the high incidence and spread of the disease


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