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Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study... Read more »

Lower Weight, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Can Worsen Quality of Life for Frail Older

Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently learned that older women who are frail, and who have six or more chronic health conditions,... Read more »

L.A. Workers Close to Double Number of Paid Sick Leave

The City Council Tuesday tentatively approved a proposal to require employers in Los Angeles to offer at least six days of paid sick leave to workers — twice the... Read more »

UCLA Study Unravels Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus

The Zika virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, meaning the current outbreak of the virus has the potential to spread swiftly around the world, according... Read more »

Many Californians Say Health Insurance Cost Too High

New America Media – Two-thirds of Californians who did not have health insurance in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because of... Read more »

Military Care for Mental Health Ailments Needs Improvement, L.A. Study Finds

Care provided by the U.S. military health system to service members with post-traumatic stress disorder or depression is good in some areas, but lacks in other realms,... Read more »

County Issues Zika Warning

County health officials again warned residents Wednesday to take precautions against mosquito bites, particularly if they’re planning to travel to areas experiencing... Read more »

Health Officials Warn Travelers, Pregnant Women of Zika Danger

County health officials Tuesday urged travelers to Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, especially pregnant women, to take precautions to protect themselves... Read more »

County Confirms First Flu Season Deaths

Public health officials confirmed Wednesday the first two flu-related deaths of the 2015-16 flu season in Los Angeles County, noting that both patients had “significant”... Read more »

USC Study Looks at Cancer Risk in Latinos

In what is billed as a first study of its kind, USC researchers announced Monday that they have found that colorectal cancer risk in Latinos throughout California... Read more »

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