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Scientists At UC Riverside Point At Enzyme For Critical Role In Development Of Autism

After years of work the new discovery could help children with Fragile X who also have autism.

07/25/2014

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Study: Young People Downplay Health Risks Of Hookah Smoking

Researchers say over half of young adults believe smoking tobacco out of water pipes is not harmful to their health, despite warnings from federal health officials to the contrary.

07/15/2014

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Study: 1 In 3 Grocery Workers Receive Some Type Of Public Assistance

One out of three grocery workers in California is receiving some type of public assistance while one in five rations the food he or she helps sell, according to a study released Monday.

06/09/2014

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Study: LA Ranks Worst In The Nation For Traffic

The City of Angels has the worst traffic in the nation, according to a new report by GPS navigation company Tom Tom.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2014

Researchers say particle emissions near LAX are  10 times higher than in other parts of LA. (Photo courtesy American Chemical Society)

Study: Air Pollution From LAX Affects Residents Up To 10 Miles Away

Residents near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are exposed to the same amount of toxic chemicals in the air as is found in hundreds of miles of freeway traffic, researchers said Thursday.

05/29/2014

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LA Ranked 19th Fittest City In America

The City of Angels is the 19th fittest city in America.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2014

Some officers at the LAPD's Northeast division believe the building is making them sick. (credit: CBS)

LAPD Officers Believe The Northeast Station Is Making Them Physically Ill

One officer has been diagnosed with Pemphigus Vulgaris, an autoimmune disorder that involves sores and blisters to the skin and mucus membranes.

05/01/2014

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New USC Study Center To Examine Genocide — And How To Stop It

The University of Southern California and director Steven Spielberg on Friday announced creation of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

04/25/2014

The Hixson Metal Plant was cited by AQMD for producing a dangerous air quality in and around their Newport Beach plant. (credit: CBS)

State Regulators Demand OC Metal Plant Make Major Changes Or Shut Down

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued notices to the County saying — Hixson poses an “unacceptably high” cancer risk to its neighbors.

04/02/2014

Is spending too much time on social media making couples less social? (credit: CBS)

Can All That Time Spent On Social Media Be Killing Your Relationship?

“He was on social media all the time, all the time — and it drove me absolutely out of my mind.”

03/13/2014

A UCLA study says men might have an increased risk of heart attack by taking testosterone therapy. (credit: CBS)

UCLA Researchers Warn Testosterone Therapy May Double Risk Of Heart Attack

The study followed nearly 56,000 men who used the therapy for just three months.

01/29/2014

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Womb Transplants Performed In Sweden Catch Attention Of LA Fertility Specialists

Womb transplants performed in Sweden are catching the attention of fertility specialists in Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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OC Bible Study Leader Convicted Of Sexually Molesting 2 Young Male Relatives

A self-appointed pastor who hosted regular “church” meetings and Bible studies in his Westminster home was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting two young male relatives.

11/27/2013

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Study: LAUSD Truancy Tickets Plunge, But Racial Disparity Lingers

The number of truancy citations issued to students by Los Angeles Unified School District police has plunged over the last four years, according to a new study.

11/04/2013

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Not Happy With Work? Wait Until You’re 50 Or Older

A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job.

10/27/2013

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