Public Health

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Vegan-Friendly Newport Beach Eatery Shut Down After Customers Fall Ill

Health inspectors were working Friday to determine what may have caused several people to get sick after eating at an upscale Newport Beach restaurant.

09/05/2014

Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in San Diego, California 10 November 2006. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals. The drinks are often aimed at the youth market with edgy names like Rockstar and Full Throttle, and the provocatively named Cocaine Energy Drink, which despite its name contains no illegal ingredients. The typical energy drink sells for two dollars or more per can or bottle, well above the average price of traditional soft drinks. (credit: EARL S.CRYER/AFP/Getty Images)

LA May Become First City In US To Implement Age Restriction On Energy Drink Purchases

Los Angeles could become the nation’s first city to ban minors from purchasing energy drinks, as the City Council considers restrictive policies on the beverages.

01/27/2014

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Vista Murrieta High School Student Tests Positive For TB

Parents with children at Vista Murrieta High School are buzzing about the student who tested positive for the lung and throat infection, known to spread through the air.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

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Local Health Officials Offer Free Vaccines In Wake Of Multistate Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials planned to offer free hepatitis A vaccines at several clinics throughout the city this weekend in the wake of a multistate outbreak of infections possibly linked to frozen berries.

06/01/2013

The feds are screening people who may have been exposed to a drug-resistant tuberculosis. (credit: CBS)

Health Official: Angelenos Not At Risk To Downtown TB Outbreak

Angelenos are not in danger in the wake of a tuberculosis outbreak on Skid Row, according to the top county health official.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2013

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LA City Ordinance Requiring Porn Actors To Wear Condoms Goes Into Effect Monday

An ordinance mandating adult video stars to wear condoms on shoots in the city of Los Angeles goes into effect Monday.

03/04/2012

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LA County Health Chief Gives UCLA School Of Public Health $50M

The Los Angeles County health chief has donated $50 million to the University of California, Los Angeles.

02/16/2012

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Defeat The Heat At LA County Cooling Centers

The county health department has provided a list of cooling centers at local libraries and community facilities to help residents cope with rising temperatures Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2011

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