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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1995 | From Times staff and wire reports
Can a single glass of milk cause gas, cramps and bloating? Millions of Americans think so, but a new study of lactose intolerance concludes that they are wrong. "The final result is, there is virtually nobody out there who cannot tolerate a glass of milk a day," said Dr. Michael D. Levitt of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis. Levitt's team recruited 30 volunteers who claimed that they were lactose intolerant and assigned them to drink an 8-ounce glass of milk with breakfast for two weeks.
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BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
A South Bay woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration over the way agents treated her for trying to bring breast milk on a plane said she won a settlement. The woman, Stacey Armato, said the TSA agreed to pay her $75,000 to settle the suit, as well as retraining all screeners to better treat travelers carrying breast milk. "That's a big deal," she said in an interview. "I expect a lot of changes. " TSA officials declined to comment, saying the settlement has not been finalized and the agency still has 30 days to request a dismissal.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2010
'The Milk of Sorrow' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: Laemmle's Music Hall, Beverly Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Harvey Milk, the slain politician who became an icon of equal rights not just for the gay community in San Francisco but across the nation, will be commemorated in a forever stamp next month, the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday. The stamp's issue will coincide with Milk's birthday on May 22. The stamps will be available in sheets of 20 and may be pre-ordered . The image on the stamp comes from a circa-1977 photo taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Milk in front of Castro Street Camera in San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994
It is simply outrageous that the State of California refuses to require labeling of milk and dairy products produced using Posilac (the brand name for recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, rBGH). The "scientific community" to which Agriculture Secretary Henry Voss refers are by and large paid lackeys of Monsanto. The scientific community has previously assured us of the safety of nuclear radiation, asbestos and tobacco, among other things. Not exactly an impressive track record. Beyond health, though, the real issues are about economics and democracy.
HEALTH
May 3, 2010 | By Elena Conis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Want strong bones? Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D, get plenty of exercise — and maybe steer clear of soda. In recent decades, as consumption of the beverage has steadily displaced the consumption of others —particularly milk — studies have consistently linked soda consumption with weaker bones. Now scientists are trying to figure out how and why, precisely, drinking soda may affect skeletons. One theory is that a component in cola may cause bone to deteriorate; another is that people who drink soda simply drink (and eat)
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By John Verive
The latest batch of Stone Brewing's "devastatingly fresh" Enjoy By 4.01.13 IPA hits shelves this week, and the brewers are so serious about the freshness of their beer that they've built an April 1 deadline into the beer's name. But why is it so important for this beer to be consumed within the 35-day freshness window?  Stone packs so much hops into their Enjoy By beer that they will pull it from retailer's shelves 35 days after the beer was bottled to prevent anyone from buying a past-its-prime bottle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2000
We are tired of hearing and reading about people complaining about the high price of gasoline when we don't hear any complaints about the high price of milk. If $2 a gallon is so high for gasoline, how about $1.99 for a half-gallon of nonfat milk, which is the cost in some supermarkets? Our family drinks an average of seven half-gallons of nonfat milk each week. I had read that milk prices were to go down in January, but they have not. In fact, they are even higher than last year. Not only are oil companies gouging us, but so are milk distributors.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
This post has been updated to include comments from a researcher and an American Heart Assn. spokeswoman. Giving toddlers skim or 1% milk to keep them from growing overweight doesn't seem to work, according to a study out Monday that gives pause over the common advice to avoid whole milk from age 2. Researchers led by Dr. Mark DeBoer of the University of Virginia School of Medicine looked at 10,700 U.S. children at age 2 and 4, and found that...
HEALTH
May 6, 2002
Re: "It's the Next Best Thing to Mother's Milk" (April 22): The assertion that infant formula is the "next best thing" to mother's milk is analogous to saying that a steady diet of fast food and soda is the next best thing to fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, far too many mothers believe this view. It is the rare mother who cannot breast-feed, but many mothers are told, probably by doctors, that formula is just as good. What a shame that in our country many children, our future leaders, are beginning life without the milk that nature intended.
SCIENCE
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk. Both might be the case, researchers at Cornell University say. “On average, milk sales drop by 10%, 29% of white milk gets thrown out, and participation in the school lunch program may also decrease,” reported Andrew Hanks, research associate at Cornell's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Like a fisherman casting a lure, Beck on Sunday night offered a lesson in how to draw a tired, coming-down crowd and muster one more burst of adrenalin.  Moving through the quick-tempoed party jams before going deep with songs from his new album,  "Morning Phase," the Los Angeles singer understood that nothing gets the crowd hooked like a singalong anthem with a beat. Hence a roller coaster set that was front-loaded with early jams "Devils Haircut" and "Loser," two '90s oldies that helped bridge a gap between rock, electronic dance music and hip-hop, and served the role of party starter.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
First, the good news: 166 acts are slated to perform at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now the bad: 166 acts are appearing at this year's Coachella. No one can see them all. Here are 10 acts that deserve consideration in planning your weekend viewing. Courtney Barnett To describe this Australian artist's new release, "The Double EP: A Split of Peas," as the product of a "singer and songwriter" is to suggest something less menacing than she is. Barnett's got a great way with lyrics and hooks, packing a lot of information, for example, into "Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
HEALTH
April 4, 2014 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Not milk? Choosing milk for your morning cereal or coffee used to be pretty simple: skim, low-fat or whole. These days, though, market shelves and refrigerators are crowded with an array of alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp and more. While some people opt for these beverages because they're vegan, they have allergies or because they're lactose intolerant, the beverages are increasingly popular for another reason too. "We're all being encouraged to eat a more plant-based diet, and some of these products fit that category," says Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a policy analyst at the Beach Cities Health District Blue Zones Project in Hermosa Beach, an initiative to develop healthier communities.
WORLD
March 28, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- A Siberian dairy plant was temporarily closed Friday after its workers had been found bathing in milk, a Russian consumer oversight agency reported. Trade House Cheeses, a dairy producer in Omsk, about 1,600 miles east of Moscow, was closed for 90 days by regional authorities for an urgent inspection after complaints resulting from photographs and a video posted by one of its employees on a Russian social network. In the photographs and video clips posted on New Year's Eve by worker Artyom Romanov, a group of undressed employees relax in a container of milk as part of their celebration.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By David Pierson
FALLON, Nev. - The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis. Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory represents a potential lifeline for nearly two dozen nearby dairy farmers. In a few weeks, every drop of milk collected from the surrounding farms will be brought to the plant and converted into fine powder inside a towering heating chamber specially made for the $85-million facility.
HEALTH
September 25, 2006
Re: "Don't Mind the Lactose" [Sept. 11]: Perhaps the American Academy of Pediatrics should revisit Nutrition 101 and learn other ways to prevent osteoporosis without inflicting unnecessary discomfort upon our little ones. Eight ounces of calcium-fortified orange juice has more vitamin C than 8 ounces of milk. Tofu, nuts, grains, fortified cereals and numerous fruits and vegetables are packed with calcium. CHERYL ANNE YUHASZ Santa Monica Where did this fallacy about a human need for the milk of other species to maintain health arise?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1985
The decision by our dairy to go to court to challenge a critic of raw certified milk products is an effort to present scientific evidence, not silence it, as indicated by your editorial. The $110-million suit is not a move to intimidate but rather to serve notice that the dairy suffers financially from irresponsible statements made by those in a position of responsibility. We agree with the obligation of scientists to share their findings, but when the statements are biased to scare rather than inform they cannot go unchallenged.
HEALTH
March 14, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve allergies or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients? Even as the federal government is working to simplify food labels, manufacturers and marketers are increasingly adding icons to appeal to shoppers' priorities. Those efforts were front and center at the mammoth Natural Products Expo West, held last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, where tens of thousands of convention-goers examined thousands of products, ranging from those invented in home kitchens to items produced by major companies.
SCIENCE
March 12, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe - that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the specific prevalence of lactose intolerance is not known, the researchers from Stanford University said. Current coping strategies include not drinking milk, drinking lactose-free dairy products, taking lactase enzyme tablets and other behaviors, but none of those eliminate the symptoms, the researchers wrote.
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