Measles Outbreak Concerns Return After Possible Exposure in BrentwoodIf you stopped by Toscana in Brentwood for its famous Medaglioni di Manzo Boscaiola ($55) or checked out Invisible Tango (music by Moby) at the Geffen Playhouse earlier this month, you might want to talk to your doctor.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported this…
Jessica Biel Joins Anti-Vaxx Crowd in Sacramento, Says She’s Not Anti-VaxxJessica Biel is trying to smack down accusations that she’s another celebrity anti-vaccination nut after she joined anti-vaxx crusader Robert Kennedy Jr. at the California State Assembly Tuesday to lobby against Senate Bill 276. Unfortunately for the Seventh Heaven actress, her defense sounds familiar, if…
Stories of Women Brings a "Vulnerability Variety Show" Back to L.A.Women’s bodies have always been political objects, as headlines have reminded us all too often lately. But what can get lost in the stories of society’s roll-back of reproductive rights, refusal to punish those who commit abuse, and shaming and harassment of women who speak…
Cutting Out Ultra-processed Foods May Help Weight Loss, Study Says Unspash Say out loud that you want to lose weight and you’ll pretty much immediately get flooded by a sea of self-styled experts tossing out anecdotal advice (even though experts say that short-term, restrictive diets of any kind simply don’t work in the long term).…
A Measles Outbreak Is Plaguing Two L.A. CollegesIn 2000, the United States declared that it had eliminated measles, one of the most contagious viruses in the world. Nineteen years and a burgeoning “anti-vax” movement later, and the country is experiencing the worst outbreak of the virus since its elimination. In response to five verified cases…
Inside the Struggle of Farmworks Working Through WildfiresAs the Woolsey and Hill wildfires blanketed the skies in smoke this week, most Southern Californians made an effort to stay indoors to avoid breathing in hazardous particulate matter, which has been linked to increased rates of asthma, heart failure, bronchitis, and other health issues. But for some…
A New LAFD Unit Is Providing Urgent Care on the Spot“We went to an elementary school on Figueroa. The kid—he was maybe ten—had fallen of the bleachers and had a good laceration across the forehead,” says Jonni Lang, a firefighter and paramedic, as he runs a finger across his temple. “The school requires he goes…
A Huge Report Says Drinking Equals Death, But Don’t Let That Stop You Unsplash When I woke up today, I didn’t think I’d become a science denier before lunch. Then The Lancet dropped an article obliterating the notion that the occasional glass of wine is good for you and it’s forcing me to pick a…
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
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