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  • Tanning: A bad habit or an addiction?

    Tanning: A bad habit or an addiction?
    As swimming pools close their gates and the weather becomes too cool for the beach, some of the most fervent sun lovers are flocking to tanning beds to preserve their summertime color. Many are aware of the health risks. Though any form of ultraviolet...
  • Colonoscopies not the gold standard?

    Colonoscopies not the gold standard?
    Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years. "Just...
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
  • FDA: All Estrella cheeses put consumers at risk for Listeria monocytogenes

     
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to discard cheeses from Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Wash., because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Environmental samples and one product sample collected by the...
  • Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions

    Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions
    Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among U.S. baby boys appears to be declining. A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in...
  • Ninth infant confirmed dead from whooping cough in state epidemic

     
    A ninth baby in California has died from whooping cough, state officials said Tuesday. The death of the infant, who lived in San Bernardino County and was less than 2 months old, makes this year’s epidemic more deadly than 2005's.......
  • Q&A on whooping cough: Are illegal immigrants fueling the outbreak? State officials say no

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. State officials said this week that the epidemic is now the worst in......
  • Q&A on whooping cough: What steps are needed to protect newborns' health?

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. The epidemic, now the worst in the state for pertussis in 55 years,......
  • Sea otters: In a warmer, sicker world

     
    This photo, taken earlier this month, shows the state of Pinto Lake, a small body of water in Santa Cruz County that suffers a seasonal bloom of microcystis. The strain of freshwater cyanobacteria is on the rise around the world......
  • Schwarzenegger signs environmental bills

     
    It's been nearly two years since California enacted its green chemistry initiative, which was designed to change the environmental zeitgeist in Sacramento from a chemical-by-chemical approach to a more comprehensive scheme that would identify compounds of...
  • Google Logs 140,000 Driverless Miles

     
    We???ve been hearing that the age of the robotic car is just upon us ever since the car was invented, it seems. After all that hot air, a company announced it has tested a driverless car over 140,000 miles on......