Beach Warnings Issued At Four Sites For High Bacteria LevelsThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning people about high bacteria levels at four area beaches.
Bacteria At Some Beaches Near Dockweiler Continues To Exceed State StandardsSpecial water sampling has determined several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler State Beach continue to exceed state standards for bacteria in water, the Department of Public Health announced Friday evening.
Man Dies Of Bacterial Infection After Eating Oysters In RestaurantHealth officials say the customer was exposed to a bacterial infection known as Vibrio vulnificus and died just two days after visiting the Sarasota eatery.
CDC: Stop Going Into Hotel Pools And Hot Tubs With DiarrheaCDC officials say that over 27,000 people have gotten sick because of water-related pathogens since 2000.
Heavy Drinking Could Increase 'Bad' Bacteria In Mouth, Study FindsPeople who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests.
Bathroom Hand Dryers Spray Feces Particles On Your Hands, Study SaysResearchers say the machines which are designed to blow hot air on you are actually sucking up feces particles and spraying them onto your hands.
Antibiotic Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Spreading In U.S., CDC WarnsInfections of this kind are "virtually untreatable with modern medicine," CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said in a press briefing on April 3.
3 Heart Surgery Patients In LA County Get Bacterial InfectionThe infection has in the past been traced to a specific type of heater-cooler device used during open heart surgery.
High Bacteria Levels In Ocean Pose Health Risks After StormsTons and tons of trash is seen floating down the L.A. River.
Report: Pasadena Hospital Tied To Another Outbreak From Tainted ScopesOfficials at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena may be dealing with a superbug outbreak found on the same type of medical scopes that have caused these infections across the country, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Fecal Bacteria Found At Swimming Holes In Santa Monica MountainsTwo local swimming spots in the Santa Monica Mountains could pose a public health risk, according to a new study.
Santa Monica Pier, Marina Del Rey Beaches Ranked Among Worst-Polluted In Calif.The view from the Santa Monica Pier may draw millions of tourists every year, but the beach itself is among the most polluted in California, according to a report released Wednesday.
SoCal Lawmaker Targets Scope Maker At Center Of 'Superbug' IssuesA Southland lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals
Suits Allege That Designs, Airtight Seals Of Some Front-Loading Washers Breed 'Biofilm'Front-load washing machines have prompted several different class-action lawsuits nationwide by some who claim the appliances are stinking up their homes.
Questions, Concerns Continue To Grow After Nearly 200 Patients Exposed To SuperbugThere were growing questions and concerns Thursday about the transmission of a superbug bacteria that was exposed to nearly 200 patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.