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The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is looking for men ages 18 to 55 for a research study for a male contraceptive. Participants will receive financial compensation, a physical and a laboratory test. (310) 222-8191.


* Today: Diabetes question-and-answer session, Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Free. (626) 574-3571.

* Today: Yoga class for people with life-challenging illnesses such as cancer, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. 6-7:30 p.m. $5. Registration: (818) 409-8100.

* Tuesday: "Relaxation, Exercise and Breathing Techniques," Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 2-4 p.m. Free. Registration: (949) 452-7255.

* Tuesday: Ongoing fitness class for people with arthritis, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, 9920 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration: (888) 626-2662.

* Tuesday: A cooking class, for people 50 and older, will teach how to prepare heart-healthy meals. Saint John's Health Center, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. 2-4 p.m. $3. Reservations: (310) 582-7000

* Thursday: Partners in Research-Israel Cancer Research Fund will present the forum "Bridging the Gap Between the Scientific and Nonscientific Community," led by an oncologist. Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations: (310) 207-6691.


* Tuesday: "Allergy Elimination," on painless and drug-free ways to cope with allergies, Capitol Drugs, 4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. (818) 905-8338.

* Tuesday: "Pros and Cons of Popular Herbal Remedies and Supplements," Saint John's Health Center, Main Annex Auditorium, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. 7-9 p.m. Free. (Also Wednesday at the MGM Plaza Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. 2-4 p.m.) Reservations: (310) 829-8453.

* Wednesday: A physician will discuss illness prevention, community resources and health insurance. Santa Monica Place, Community Room, at Broadway Avenue and Fourth Street in Santa Monica. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: "Health Care Insurance Options," Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Les Kelley Auditorium, 1255 15th St., Santa Monica. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: "Normal Sadness or Depression?" will cover symptoms of depression in older adults. UCLA Medical Group, Marine Avenue Park, 1625 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.


* Today: A group for cancer patients, caregivers and their families will meet at the City of Hope Cancer Center, Conference Room B, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 3-4:30 p.m. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 2282.

* Thursday: A group for adults molested as children will meet at the Family Service of Long Beach, Suite 416, 5500 Atherton St., Long Beach. 6-7:30 p.m. (562) 493-1496.


* Wednesday: A screening for depression--including testing and consultation--will be held at the California Graduate Institute Counseling Center, Suite 322, 1145 Gayley Ave., Westwood. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Appointments: (310) 208-3120, Ext. 800.

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