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UCLA Patient Sues Over Superbug Exposure

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Los Angeles, CA) -- A UCLA patient is suing a medical device maker over exposure to a potentially deadly superbug. Aaron Young remains a patient at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center but is suing the company that designed the special scope UCLA officials believe was tainted with the superbug CRE. Young's lawsuit says a…

Study: Some Comfort Foods Are Truly Addictive

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Undated) -- Certain comfort foods like chocolate, pizza and french fries can truly be considered addictive. Scientists at the University of Michigan found these highly processed foods trigger the same reward centers in the brain as illegal drugs like cocaine. Previous studies in animals had concluded these types of foods could trigger addictive-like eating behavior.…

NYC Repeals Jewish Circumcision Law Requiring Consent

Posted On February 25, 2015

(New York, NY) -- New York City is repealing a law requiring parental approval before eight-day-old babies undergo a certain type of Jewish circumcision. It's an ancient ritual performed by some ultra-Orthodox Jews involving oral suction of blood during the bris, the religious procedure to remove a boy's foreskin. The Department of Health says it…

Virginia’s Terminally Ill Drug Bill Okayed

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Richmond, VA) -- Virginia's General Assembly has given final legislative approval to a bill dealing with terminally ill patients. It would allow use of experimental drugs under a doctor's supervision after all FDA-approved options have been exhausted. The measure now goes to the governor. The bill does not include any mandates for drug and insurance…

CDC: Deaths Rise With Painkiller Use

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Undated) -- Deaths from prescription painkillers are rising as the drugs become more powerful. That's according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control that shows more than 16-thousand people died from opioid overdoses in 2012, triple the number that died in 1999. Meanwhile, sales of narcotic painkillers quadrupled between 1999 and 2010.…

  • Pet Patrol

    Dog Found

    Posted on March 27, 2015
    Location: Pierceville area

    Young male dog found in Pierceville area. Mostly black with…