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  • Split decision in no-bid contract suit against county health agency

    Split decision in no-bid contract suit against county health agency
    Both sides are claiming victory in the latest flare-up between Los Angeles County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a March 7 decision, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin struck down the foundation's challenge to two county...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • CVS snuffs out tobacco; Walgreen fiddles and burns

    Larry Merlo has a teenage daughter who he says marvels at the fact airline passengers were allowed to smoke cigarettes as they flew. In-flight smoking has been banned almost 16 years. Recollections of haze-enveloped smoking sections at 35,000 feet...
  • Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

    Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C
    Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged...
  • UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students

    UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students
    Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University. University officials said Friday...
  • Glove law has many chefs steamed

    Glove law has many chefs steamed
    For decades, Toshiaki Toyoshima has followed the same ritual each morning at his downtown restaurant: He ties on his indigo happi — a short-sleeved Japanese chef's jacket — and dons a white cap before he begins cutting fish for nearly 500...
  • Subway will stop using chemical found in yoga mats in its bread

    Subway will stop using chemical found in yoga mats in its bread
    Subway is known for that distinct smell of fresh baked bread. But the sandwich chain is making a big change to its signature bread recipe. Subway announced Wednesday it will stop using a chemical commonly found in shoe rubber and yoga mats in its bread. ...
  • 3 days after rain, beach water can still make swimmers ill, study says

    3 days after rain, beach water can still make swimmers ill, study says
    Wait three days after it rains before going into the ocean. It’s a warning that public health officials issued to beachgoers this week, as they do after any significant storm in California. But a study released Monday is raising questions about...
  • CVS goes smoke free [Editorial]

    CVS goes smoke free  [Editorial]
    During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
  • New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

     New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression
    The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...