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  • The gloves come off for chefs: 5 must-read local headlines

    The gloves come off for chefs: 5 must-read local headlines
    That was fast. Less than three months after a state law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves took effect, one of its sponsors wants a do-over. Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) has introduced emergency legislation to replace the...
  • L.A. council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes

    L.A. council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes
    A Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public spaces. The proposed ordinance, now heading to the full...
  • West Virginia chemical company files for bankruptcy after leak

    West Virginia chemical company files for bankruptcy after leak
    Bombarded by lawsuits and under federal investigation, the chemical company that spilled a dangerous solvent into a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water of 300,000 people filed for federal bankruptcy protection Friday. Freedom Industries...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak
    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses

     Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses
    "Helix," which begins Friday on Syfy, arrives under the flag of executive producer Ronald D. Moore, the re-creator of "Battlestar Galactica." It's a step back for the network toward Moore's dark and deep drama from the semi-comical fantasies, C-movies...
  • Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal

    Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal
    Finally, meaningful new guidelines have been written to stem the overuse of antibiotics on livestock. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new animal-husbandry practices that would phase out the routine use of medications such as...
  • Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices

    Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices
    Mercury levels in women’s blood are dropping, and not because they’re eating less fish, a new study says. Instead, women appear to be eating smarter and choosing less contaminated varieties of seafood, according to a study released this week...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise
    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds

    Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds
    Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin,...
  • About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines

    About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines
    The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn. The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...