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Whooping cough cases continue to decline in Calif.

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| Whooping Cough cases continue to decrease but experts still recommend vaccine for mothers-to-be to protect infants in first months of life.

FDA approves 'breakthrough' melanoma drug for limited use

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UCLA is among a dozen sites worldwide that tested the new drug, which neutralizes a protein that protects cancer cells from the body's immune system.

Gov. Brown mulls bill to curb antibiotic use in livestock

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The bill would prevent the use of antibiotics for the fattening of livestock. Farm groups support it; consumer and health advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

E-cigarettes stoke teens' interest in tobacco cigarettes: study

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Teens who tried e-cigarettes were twice as likely to intend to try tobacco cigarettes than those who had not vaped, according to the CDC.

Bound by freeways, Chinatown pedestrians face heightened danger

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As a retiree without a car, Grace Yin walks the streets of Chinatown every day, and never lets her guard down. Everywhere, she said, there are careless drivers. A relative was hit crossing Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue several years ago.

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First Person: Valerie Watson turns curbs into parks

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Turning what once was a space for two cars to park into a parklet where people can "hang out and enjoy the street life of downtown Los Angeles."

Participation still low in blood testing program for Exide neighbors

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Nearly five months into the six-month program to test thousands of Exide neighbors for lead contamination, only 160 people have been tested.

Did your newborn get a Vitamin K injection?

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Some parents are opting out of the Vitamin K injection, although experts say the shot is key to preventing internal bleeding.