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The Food and Drug Administration's proposed guidelines for e-cigarettes do not include restrictions on flavorings or TV advertising that are believed to target youthful users, as some advocates and lawmakers have sought.

FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put health warnings on the nicotine-...

A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a long term plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the...

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...

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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More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten&...

No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop...

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...

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