Los Angeles Times

Deborah Netburn

Writer

Deborah Netburn is a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She began her journalism career at the New York Observer in 1999, and has covered residential real estate, rich kids in Manhattan, entertainment, home and garden, national news, and technology. She has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2006.

Recent Articles

  • Wine and coffee lovers, drink up! It's great for your microbiome

    Wine and coffee lovers, drink up! It's great for your microbiome

    Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut. The opposite is true for consuming sugary drinks and whole milk, as well as for eating a lot of carbohydrates...

  • Why having a food allergy costs more for the poorest kids

    Why having a food allergy costs more for the poorest kids

    What is the financial toll of having a kid with a food allergy? The answer may depend on how much money you have. A new study published this week in Pediatrics found that food-allergic children from households that earn less than $50,000 a year incur 2.5 times the cost of emergency room visits...

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