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The flu is back — with a vengeance

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| This flu season has been worse than usual, and the influx of sickies is testing the capacity of clinics and hospitals.

How teens are teaching each other the meaning of consent

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Los Angeles high schoolers in The Talk Project lead workshops for fellow teens about how to understand and deal with sexual harassment and assault.

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LA teams up with texting-based crisis counseling service

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The city will promote Crisis Text Line, which helps people dealing with everything from suicidal thoughts to sexual assault, in return for data on the kinds of challenges users face.

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Regulators crack down on nasty odors in parts of east LA

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District passed a rule to cut down on noxious odors from five rendering facilities that dispose of and recycle animal remains.

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Is SoCal's diversity one reason the opioid epidemic isn't as bad here?

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A public health official cites research showing Asians and Latinos are less likely to turn to pills for pain relief.

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LA County looks deeper as WHO raises the alarm on superbugs

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The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant infections. California is taking steps to prevent their spread.

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A 'potentially powerful model' for treating sickle cell

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A sickle cell clinic in South L.A. is believed to be the first of its kind: It brings primary and specialty care providers under one roof to treat the disease.

Breathing LA air may increase your risk of kidney disease

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The culprit is particulate matter 1/25th the size of a human hair that enters the bloodstream and wreaks havoc on critical organs.

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