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Father of young Leukemia survivor reacts to new vaccine law

COURTESY OF CARL KRAWITT
| CA Gov. Brown signed one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country Tuesday. Vaccine advocate Carl Krawitt speaks with Take Two.

LA health workers fight lead poisoning in 'Promise Zone'

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Public health workers are focusing efforts on parts of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico Union and Westlake.

Study finds autism is not caused by C-sections

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Researchers were following up on their own earlier work that had found a a slight increase in autism diagnoses among kids delivered by C-section.

FDA's handling of counterfeit implant probe angers critics

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A tipster said a Riverside firm was selling counterfeit hardware for spinal surgeries. The FDA only explored the firm's quality control procedures, not the hardware.

LA Supervisors approve ambitious plan for HIV-prevention drug

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The supervisors vote to set up a countywide program to provide Truvada — which fends off HIV — to those most at risk of contracting the virus.

Lawmakers trying to raise legal age for tobacco to 21

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Lawmakers in several states including California are trying to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in an effort to lower smoking rates.

CA Senate approves health bill for immigrants in US illegally

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SB 4 would let some unauthorized immigrants get Medi-Cal, and would seek a federal waiver to let them buy unsubsidized insurance through Covered California.

Chiropractic Assoc. opposes vaccination bill

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The California Chiropractic Association is the only major medical group opposing a bill that would make vaccinations mandatory for almost all kids entering school.