| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:24 PM
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A South Bay man infected with West Nile virus has died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday.
Health officials said the man had other health problems and was hospitalized before dying.
The death is the first this year,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:27 PM
As if methamphetamine weren’t bad enough already, a new study has found that the highly addictive drug may make users more susceptible to the deadly lung infection cryptococcosis.
Researchers reported Tuesday in the journal mBio that...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Air-quality regulators narrowly approved the first-ever restrictions on beach bonfires that have long been popular along the coast in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The 7-6 vote by the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District came...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
A judge is set to hear Amanda Bynes' appeal of her 14-day involuntary mental health hospitalization this week at a Ventura psychiatric facility.
The actress is being held at a Ventura psychiatric facility for up to 14 days following her detention last...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:43 PM
After threatening to cut off funding to California earlier this spring because the state had been so slow to improve its drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state’s revised spending plan.
“I think as a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team is one of six local law enforcement agencies to be honored for its efforts by the state attorney general.
When established roughly a year ago, the Burbank evaluation team was tasked...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure that would require the city of Los Angeles to set up its own health department, rather than continue contracting with the county as it has done for nearly 50 years....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Actress Amanda Bynes, who has been on a mental-health hold by Ventura County authorities since a bizarre incident Monday, will remain under evaluation for at least the next few days.
A judge in Ventura County agreed to extend the mental-health hold at...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects...