Nine months after scandal, publishers are still sorting out a plagiarism mess
Ghostwriter Kristin Loberg and many of her clients have apologized for misusing authors' words without attribution. But publishing firms have been largely quiet. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 8, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Column: A bogus new attack on COVID vaccines from Texas' least credible politician
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton unveils a fact-free lawsuit questioning Pfizer's COVID vaccine, which has helped to save millions of people from hospitalization and death. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 6, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Could a monthly treatment prevent fentanyl overdoses? Scientists are working on it
Scientists say that giving an infusion of monoclonal antibodies has shown promise in blocking the potentially deadly effects of fentanyl for nearly a month, raising hopes for a new tool to combat overdoses. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

COVID, flu, RSV on the rise in California. Is another 'tripledemic' coming?
California's respiratory virus season is ramping up, prompting officials to renew their calls for residents to get vaccinated in hopes of reducing pressure on hospitals. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Trabajadores de mostrador de California murieron de silicosis a pesar de a ños de advertencias
El pulido y lijado de piedra sintética expone a los trabajadores a altos niveles de sílice, que daña los pulmones. Los expertos dicen que el riesgo para la salud debería haber sido claro mucho antes de que los trabajadores comenzaran a enfermarse. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 4, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

Suicides in U.S. hit historic high in 2022, driven by increase among older adults
Rising suicide rates among older adults drove such deaths to a historic high in the U.S. last year, even as suicide declined among youth, the CDC reports. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

San Francisco Bay Area's COVID death rate was among the lowest in the nation. Here's why
The San Francisco Bay Area fared better during the COVID-19 pandemic than many other populated areas thanks in part to early stay-at-home orders, mask mandates and high uptake of vaccines, experts suggest. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money, Sean Greene Source Type: news

USC neuroscientist faces scrutiny following allegations of data manipulation
Accusations against USC's Berislav Zlokovic were made by a small group of independent researchers and reported in the journal Science. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill, Melody Petersen Source Type: news

Thinking of the dog park? Think twice: Mystery dog illness in L.A. spurs warnings by officials
At least 10 cases of aCIRD have been reported to L.A. County health department since Thursday, officials said, although there is no specific diagnosis for the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Mystery dog disease reaches L.A.; county reports 10 cases of canine respiratory illness
At least 10 cases of aCIRD have been reported to L.A. County health department since Thursday, officials said, although there is no specific diagnosis for the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

California countertop workers died of a preventable disease. The threat was known years earlier
The grinding and sanding of synthetic engineered stone exposes workers to high levels of lung-scarring silica. Experts say the health risk should have been clear long before workers began falling ill. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

California workers died of a preventable disease. The threat was known years earlier
The grinding and sanding of synthetic engineered stone exposes workers to high levels of lung-scarring silica. Experts say the health risk should have been clear long before workers began falling ill. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

SpaceX Starship's second uncrewed launch ends in explosion
SpaceX's Starship Mars rocket makes it farther than the last test flight, but the uncrewed ship and booster are lost. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Orphaned sister mountain lions find home in Oakland Zoo after mother is killed by a car
The Oakland Zoo will care for the two orphaned mountain lions until they are healthy enough to move to a permanent home, such as a wildlife habitat. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Anthony De Leon Source Type: news

No shots for Spot? Study finds owners' vaccine hesitancy can extend to pet dogs
A recent study in the journal Vaccine found that vaccine hesitancy among dog owners contributed to opposition to inoculation for canine-borne diseases, such as rabies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news