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  • Rights group slams Thai detention of child migrants and refugees

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An 8-year-old Sri Lankan refugee girl spent two years crammed in a cigarette smoke-filled cell with many adults, developing a rash all over her body. A Somali infant lived more than three years in an overcrowded and...
  • Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them...
  • California has been well served by departing Steinberg and Pérez

    Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will remain California Senate president pro tem for another month and a half, but for all practical purposes the end of the legislative session at midnight Sunday brings a conclusion to his six-year leadership of state...
  • Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

    Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
    Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring. Then 26, English started as a medical assistant for Dr. William Dando in the spring of 2012, helping him with laser surgeries and other...
  • Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]

    Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]
    Thank you for bringing to light the efforts of Donte Samuel at the Belmont Elementary School ("Recess: the fourth 'R'?" Aug. 25). Student, parents and teachers should welcome the dedication of the many individuals who provide daily exercise...
  • California to shift mentally ill inmates out of solitary confinement

    (Reuters) - California will move mentally ill prisoners from solitary confinement to special isolation units as part of a series of new policies outlined by corrections officials Friday to improve treatment for inmates with psychiatric illnesses. The...
  • L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

    L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014. On Friday, the county's Department of Public Health announced that a San Fernando Valley man had died as a result of infection with the mosquito-borne virus....
  • Person to Person: Conquering the stigma of mental illness

    Have you noticed that mental illness seems to be on the rise in our society? But would you also agree that there is a huge stigma attached to it? For example, if your cousin is bipolar or your spouse has panic attacks, you can't necessarily sit down...
  • Audit finds some L.A. County nursing home cases prematurely closed

    Los Angeles County auditors have found problems with the way the public health department investigates nursing home complaints involving issues of safety, neglect and other problems that could jeopardize the well-being of residents. After reviewing a...
  • WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo

    A suspected Ebola outbreak in Central Africa has been traced to a pregnant woman who butchered a slain bush animal that had been given to her husband, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The Health Ministry in the Democratic Republic of...
  • A mental health program that works

    When you see or hear on the news about any type of violence in our country that involves a gun, gun control is always brought up first and mental health is last. In the Aug. 8 Morning Call, I read the article regarding teen schizophrenia. One thing...