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  • Mother accused of poisoning children may face death penalty

    Mother accused of poisoning children may face death penalty
    A mother accused of poisoning her two children in a Santa Ana motel room in September will be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of special circumstances murder, Orange County prosecutors said.
  • You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds

    You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds
    Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.  It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...

    Letters: Environmental justice for minorities

    Letters: Environmental justice for minorities
    Re "A united front against Exide," Sept. 10 Air-quality officials who warn of the dangers posed by Exide Technologies' battery recycling plant in Vernon caution that, while 250,000 people in nearby communities such as Boyle Heights and Huntington Park...

    Understanding an invasive bacterium

    Are all E. coli strains capable of making us sick? Only some, says microbiologist Alison O'Brien of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Many types of E. coli reside in animal guts, including ours. We coexist with our...

    Food-borne pathogens carry devastating long-term effects

    Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects -- premature death,...