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Dozens of people in five states including California were infected with Hepatitis A after consuming contaminated packages of frozen berries they bought at Costco. As of Friday, the FDA and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were...
Dozens of Oklahoma dental patients have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and at least one case of HIV, state health officials said Thursday, four weeks after finding a multitude of health code violations, including rusty tools, at a dental practice in...
L.A. NOWFamily members Monday were mourning the death of a 57-year-old grandfather who was shot and killed in San Bernardino while walking home. Deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Garden Drive in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino around......
Re "Why we diet," Opinion, Jan. 4 Abigail Saguy intermingles the social and medical aspects of obesity. Certainly, discriminating against someone because of body habitus is inexcusable. However, ignoring the adverse health consequences of obesity is...
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-------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto Bolaño, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25 -------------------- An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
A welter of medications sold over the counter and by prescription can spell fast relief from the churning discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn, and the class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors has grown powerfully popular with Americans. But...
Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway. Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in...
L.A. NOWA former gang member was convicted Wednesday in the 1998 murder of a 23-year-old Santa Ana man whose body was later found in an ice-packed kiddie pool. Ramon Alvarez, 37, was found guilty of shooting fellow gang member Ruben Leal......
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83. Summers, who retired to the...
Sports NowThe passing of legendary "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius brings to mind one notable athlete who was discovered on the show: the great Walter Payton. Before Payton became one of the best running backs in NFL history, he appeared as......
The Fabulous ForumHall of Fame running back Walter Payton abused painkillers after he retired, contemplated suicide and struggled with depression, according to "Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton," a new book by longtime sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Pearlman...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
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