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L.A. NOWCiting an immediate public health threat, the city of Los Angeles will ask the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to overturn a lower court ruling preventing the random seizure and destruction of belongings that homeless people leave temporarily unattended on...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles police issued a warning over the weekend to officers who patrol the Skid Row area warning them to wear protective masks and minimize face-to-face contact with suspects or the public if there is reason to believe that they are infected...
The push for routine screening for HIV infections is gathering heft. Last week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- which advises the U.S. government and doctors on preventive medicine -- proposed that everyone ages 15 to 64 be offered an HIV...
L.A. NOWA 34-year-old man died in Switzerland over the summer from rabies contracted from a bat in Contra Costa County – the first death from rabies there in nearly 20 years, officials announced Friday....
Pop & HissJustin Bieber's new album ‘Believe' is beautifully sung and deftly adds a Euro-house beat to the teen idol's usual R&B mix....
Dr. Lester Breslow, the UCLA researcher who became known as "Mr. Public Health" because of his research emphasizing the beneficial effects of avoiding certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating and failing to exercise regularly, has died. He was 97....
L.A. NOWOnly Supervisor Neil Derry, the measure's sponsor, voted in favor of the plan that would have color-coded the A, B and C grade cards that restaurants receive during their annual health inspection and display in their windows....
Opinion L.A.Opposition to vaccinations for children is shortsighted and detrimental to public health, The Times’ editorial board wrote Tuesday. In recent years, more parents have been opting out of inoculations for their kids due to personal beliefs and...
L.A. NOWA whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of five Latino infants this year has prompted California health officials to launch an outreach campaign in minority communities, they said Thursday. The California Department of Public Health is...
State regulators agree to explore requiring porn industry performers to use condoms and adopt other safety measuresL.A. NOWState regulators voted Thursday to establish a committee to explore the possibility of requiring porn industry performers to use condoms and to take other safety measures. The six-member California Division of Occupational Safety and Health standards...
Times Staff WriterThree-year-old Sammy Kushnick had the best that money could buy and more: adoring parents who had him and his twin, Sara, in later life; a sprawling home in the Hollywood Hills and the latest in playthings; a carefully selected nursery school at a Beverly...
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