Maybe this is case of science reinforcing logic, but researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have made a breakthrough: Living in close proximity to factory farms is bad for your health. Right. You and maybe some other animals. According to the research, published in the ... More >>
In a word, no, Budweiser is not necessarily the number one drink when it comes all alcohol-related ER visits. But an NBC News might make you think otherwise. The news outlet reported that Budweiser constituted 15% of alcohol-related injuries treated at the emergency room, compared to other alcohol ... More >>
With a long civic history, Meatless Mondays remains as relevant a strategy used to curb the ever-growing list of public health and environmental issues as ever. In fact, last November, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution approving Meatless Mondays, making this the largest ci ... More >>
If you want more validation for choosing not to eat meat today, the Los Angeles City Council just gave it to you. On Friday, L.A. became the largest city in America to support the Meatless Monday campaign when the City Council voted unanimously, in a 12-0 vote, to support the resolution.
5. You work at the USDA (or maybe don't anymore): And thus got an internal memo last week, which helpfully pointed out that "one simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the 'Meatless Monday' initiative." (Meatless Mondays is a 2003 non-profi ... More >>
What's in that delicious chicken wing you're gnawing? Chicken, you say? Yes, but among the herbs and spices might also be arsenic, Prozac, caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl and banned antibiotics like Cipro, according to Mother Nature Network. Two new studies conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins' Bl ... More >>
YouTubeBehind the scenes.On the eve an important state meeting on condoms in porn, the adult industry today claimed that L.A. County statistics on sexual transmitted diseases in porn are seriously flawed. While the industry has long maintained that its STD rates are lower than those of the g ... More >>
Medical researchers say they need more information about the gay community.Update: UCLA academic says federal government needs to do better research on the LGBT community. After the jump. A major study on the health of the gay community has been released today by a blue ribbon committee fro ... More >>
Beverly Hills Advanced LaserDr. Ehab MohamedUpdated after the jump: Did Dr. Mohamed try to perform a hernia repair on himself? Originally posted at 10 a.m. It's a "Nip/Tuck" episode come horrifyingly to life: Los Angeles gynecologist turned plastic surgeon Dr. Ehab Mohamed operated on 61-yea ... More >>
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Santa Monica Farmers Market It's Monday, the grudging beginning of another work week, and the end of a weekend perhaps spent barbecuing or, if you were anywhere in the vicinity of Koreatown, consuming plenty of what others threw on the grill at the Korean BBQ Cook-Off, called, appropriately e ... More >>
Hot on the heels of an over-the-weekend revelation that actor Corey Haim's death has been tied to an illicit prescription drug ring, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced Monday that "a Los Angeles physician described as the single, most prolific provider of prescription ... More >>
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