Flu vaccine may work better in women, study suggests

12/23/2013 2:43 pm0 comments
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By Nadia Kounang, CNN While some may consider women “the fairer sex,” science says otherwise. It’s been known that women, in general, have stronger immune systems. Researchers say males have more bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic reactions than females, as well as more severe reactions, and women have a “more [...]

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Los Angeles City Council Moves to Restrict E-Cigarette Sale

12/04/2013 2:02 pm1 comment
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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council moved today to prevent the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors by expanding the city’s tobacco- vending laws to include the battery-powered smoking alternatives. The council voted 15-0 to approve an ordinance that requires [...]

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Mortality Rate

12/02/2013 5:17 pm1 comment

LA County AIDS Death Rate Drops 50 Percent: Study Eds: The county Department of Public Health’s office of communications can be reached at (213) 240-8144; email, media@ph.lacounty.gov. LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 50 percent drop in death rates for AIDS, and drops in death rates for strokes and heart disease, [...]

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L.A. to crack down on pot dispensaries

10/29/2013 2:51 pm8 comments
L.A. to crack down on pot dispensaries

  From City News Service Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said he is going after not just marijuana dispensaries but also property owners as part of his enforcement of Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that winnowed the number of legal pot shops down to 135. Property owners who violate [...]

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Jenesse Center raises awareness during national domestic violence month

09/30/2013 3:00 pm3 comments
Jenesse Center raises awareness during national domestic violence month

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer This month you may see young people in the community wearing a black eye or the words black Friday painted above their cheeks. It’s no cause for alarm; the youths are the so-called volunteer angels for the Jenesse Center, Inc., the innovative domestic violence intervention [...]

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How to cut your kids’ cell phone addiction

09/23/2013 5:42 pm3 comments
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      By Kelly Wallace CNN     Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She’s a mom of two girls and lives in Manhattan. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter.   (CNN) [...]

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