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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

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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

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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

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

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Senator Lara tries again on immigrant health care bill

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

Some tips on healthy holiday eating

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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

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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

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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.