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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors next month will hear and decide on proposals to replace and improve conditions at county jails.

County consultant lays out options for jail overhaul

A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a longterm plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the jail system in a report released Wednesday.

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Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with...

The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain --...

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being...

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Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach

Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach

Long Beach health officials are warning residents of a sharp increase in whooping cough cases in the city.

Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins

Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins

City officials are starting to pore over thousands of signatures to determine whether a proposal for a Los Angeles city...

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a...

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific...

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor...

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended...

E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock...

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by...

Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

The Japanese stem cell scientist who was accused of misconduct by her own research institution apologized Wednesday for making careless...

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

New research suggests the Internal Revenue Service should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension...

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