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November 14, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Some smells are strong enough to break through even the stuffiest noses. You can have the cold of the century, but you'll still be able to sense a splash of Pine-Sol or a ball of wasabi. And no matter how clogged up you are, you can pick up the unmistakable scent of menthol. It feels soothing and oddly cool, almost like a nasal injection of Freon. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, the smell of menthol is wafting through many homes. In a ritual that goes back more than a century, stuffed-up kids and adults are going to sleep with gobs of menthol ointments smeared over their chests.
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SCIENCE
September 17, 2008 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
The first large-scale human study of a chemical used to make plastic baby bottles, aluminum can linings and myriad other common products found double the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver problems in people with the highest concentrations in their urine, British researchers reported Tuesday. The findings confirm earlier results obtained in animals, increasing pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to limit use of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A new $16-million building for Saddleback College's health sciences department won unanimous approval this week from trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. The 61,000-square-foot, three-story building also will house college district offices. The board had approved $12.7million for the health sciences building before deciding to add district offices to the structure. Officials said they expect the building to be completed in two years.
SPORTS
January 26, 1990
The Portland Trail Blazers' Ramon Ramos, who suffered severe head injuries in a Dec. 16 automobile crash, is improving, a spokeswoman at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital said.
NEWS
February 20, 1988 | United Press International
President Reagan will nominate Alan Marshall Elkins to be a member of the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the White House has announced. Elkins, 57, is chief of psychiatry and president of the medical staff at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Me.
SPORTS
March 17, 1985 | United Press International
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center has performed its second human heart transplant, an official confirmed Friday. Spokesman John Dwan said the patient, who was not identified, was doing well after the Thursday night surgery.
NEWS
May 15, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan will speak at commencement exercises Saturday for prospective military medical officers, the White House announced Thursday. Reagan will address graduates of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1986
Wayne Akeson, a professor of surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, was named the school's acting dean starting in September. Akeson succeeds Robert G. Petersdorf, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, who will leave to become president of the Assn. of American Medical College.
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