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  • Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California

    Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California
    Today it’s the limes, tomorrow what else? A variety of factors have contributed to a shortage of limes in the United States that has more than doubled prices over this time last year. And one of the most important is an outbreak of a citrus...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study
    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • 1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

    1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says
    Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air...
  • San Diego Zoo joins a heck of an effort: to save the Tasmanian devil

    San Diego Zoo joins a heck of an effort: to save the Tasmanian devil
    SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo has joined a long-odds international effort to save one of nature's tough guys: the Tasmanian devil. Although possessed of sharp fangs, a powerful jaw and a carnivorous personality, the devil is on the verge of...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless

    Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless
    Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday. The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says

    U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says
    The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study. Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how...
  • U.S. venture gathers 10 drug makers to fight Alzheimer's, diabetes

    U.S. venture gathers 10 drug makers to fight Alzheimer's, diabetes
    Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and eight other large drug makers will partner with the U.S. government in a $230-million effort to identify new approaches to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Data generated from the work will be made...