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Health Care

December 3, 2022

A new use for dating apps: chasing STDs

For contact tracers of sexually transmitted diseases, telephones and text messages have become ineffective. Dating apps increasingly are their best bet for informing people of their exposure risks.

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Health Care

December 3, 2022

Ancient lung disease strikes countertop cutters in LA

Since Jan. 2016, at least 30 stone fabricators in the Los Angeles area have been diagnosed with an accelerated form of silicosis, an incurable, and deadly, dust-related illness. The evidence suggests silica-rich synthetic stone is to blame.

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California needs to prepare to live with less water, new report suggests

The PPIC released a report in November covering the state of water in California. Its authors found that rising temperatures and intense drought has depleted state water supplies in reservoirs, groundwater reserves and the snowpack.

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Here’s what we know about California 2022 election results

As of Friday afternoon, some results are coming into clarity. Here's what we know so far in the races for statewide offices and the state Legislature.