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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.

Recent Articles

  • Bacon and hot dogs can raise cancer risk, WHO says

    Bacon and hot dogs can raise cancer risk, WHO says

    The World Health Organization has confirmed some rather unwelcome dietary advice: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer, too. While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the WHO’s ...

  • The six numbers that demystify new mammogram rules

    The six numbers that demystify new mammogram rules

    The American Cancer Society is out with new guidelines for breast cancer screening. The advice is intended for women who are in good health and have no reason to suspect their risk of getting breast cancer is higher than average. Here's a by-the-numbers look at what the new guidelines say, and...

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