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Hookah and snus users more likely to start on cigarettes: study

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| The researchers found young people who try smokeless tobacco products are more likely to graduate to cigarettes than those who have never tried tobacco.

Doctors bend vaccination schedule for shot-wary parents


There's a sizable group of parents who want to vaccinate their children, but on a schedule different from the one recommended by the CDC.

First Person: Placing 'ghost bikes' to honor fallen cyclists


The Ghost Bike Foundation strips bikes, paints them white and places them at the scene of cyclists' deaths as a memorial and to remind drivers to be careful.

LA sues to shut down alleged medical pot delivery app


City Attorney Mike Feuer says Nestdrop can't deliver medical pot under 2013's Proposition D. Nestdrop says it only connects customers with dispensaries.


Senator Lara tries again on immigrant health care bill


The bill would grant Medi-Cal and health insurance subsidies to uninsured immigrants living in the country illegally.

Some tips on healthy holiday eating


Gorged yourself on turkey and fixin's? There's still time to balance out the holiday eating season with some simple tips.

Family asks Disney to represent disabled characters in its films


An online petition started by the parents of a toddler with Down Syndrome has gotten more than 75,000 signatures.

Many young black gay men with HIV are not getting treatment


The strong stigma associated with HIV in the black community has led a number of young African-American men with the disease to ignore their diagnosis.