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Heart Disease

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  • Voters split on Proposition 29 tobacco tax

     
    Even with more than half the state's precincts reporting, Proposition 29 was too close to call well after midnight Wednesday. Californians were split on whether to raise cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to fund cancer research. State voters have......
  • Student research program at Children's Hospital receives grant

     
    A research institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles received a five-year, $884,000 grant this week to continue providing biomedical research training to disadvantaged college students....
  • Jerry Brown signs bills on cigarette sales and infant health

     
    California will crack down harder on stores that sell cigarettes to minors and hospitals will be required to screen infants for congenital heart disease under new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown....
  • Tennis umpire's husband had superficial head wound, report says

     
    When prosecutors decided to drop a murder charge against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, they gave no explanation. But a defense team pathology report by a former New York medical examiner reveals the head wound authorities had portrayed as...
  • L.A. County launches public health campaign on portion control

     
    Concerned about the dangers of climbing obesity rates, L.A. County officials launched a new public health campaign to help residents control their portion sizes....
  • 'Healthy' beer, $190-a-bottle Sam Adams and other booze news

    'Healthy' beer, $190-a-bottle Sam Adams and other booze news
    Disregard, for now, the popular pre-election question of which candidate you’d rather have a beer with. The real sudsy issue at hand is whether the alcoholic brew is healthful. That’s the claim being made by Alexis Nasard, chief commercial...
  • Fighting diseases with genetic therapy

     Fighting diseases with genetic therapy
    Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
  • Future wellness efforts may include advice based on genes

    Future wellness efforts may include advice based on genes
    As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
  • Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

    Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says
    In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America....
  • It's not just how many calories, but what kind, study finds

    It's not just how many calories, but what kind, study finds
    A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it? Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
  • FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999

    FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999. Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...