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February 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said any money from congressional action against tobacco companies should be spent fighting smoking and the diseases it causes rather than research, as President Clinton has proposed. Clinton has suggested boosting science and health research, in particular cancer research. Koop welcomed the prospect of money from tobacco companies to make up for what he said are $100 billion a year in costs to society from smoking, but he urged caution in spending
July 20, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Nominations are being accepted for the 1993 Salute to Women Awards, given for the past 10 years to women who have made outstanding contributions in art, business, community service, education, law enforcement, media, science and health. The women selected will be honored by the Ventura County Commission for Women and the Ventura County Professional Women's Network at an event Oct. 9 expected to be attended by legislators and community leaders, organizers said.
July 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
While it is never too late to quit smoking, some effects of the habit are permanent and irreversible, a consumer group said. Smoking for as little as five years damages virtually every organ in the human body, the American Council on Science and Health, a nonprofit consumer group, said. "We don't want to dishearten or depress smokers--quitting is always healthier than smoking," Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, the council's president, said.
February 11, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
Fifth-grade students at Arroyo Elementary School will hold a health fair today for the benefit of students, teachers and parents. The fair will feature games, puppet shows and videos produced by the students on such topics as smoking, physical fitness and nutrition. About 90 students from three fifth-grade classes will have health information booths. A school nurse will be on hand to check blood pressure.
February 23, 1997
Lee Jackson, a former Poly High football player and frosh-soph coach, has been named varsity coach of the Parrots, Principal Carolyn Burch said. The Parrots were winless on the field last season, earning only a forfeit victory over Reseda. Jackson, who teaches science and health at Poly, replaces Tim Feeley, who resigned after going 5-25 over three years. "We were looking for somebody who could bring a long-term positive approach," Burch said.
September 26, 1987 | From Associated Press
A 1971 law giving the Christian Science Church an extended copyright to its central theological text was declared unconstitutional this week by a federal appeals court. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here said the law giving the church a copyright to all editions of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" is unconstitutional because it "offends the fundamental principles of separation of church and state."
August 16, 2004
Johanna NEUMAN'S article ["Obesity Fuels Their Fervor," July 26] was interesting and informative overall, but people should know that the American Council on Science and Health and the Center for Consumer Freedom ... clearly do not have the public's best interest at heart. No reputable organization would promote a fatty, animal-based diet. Any health professional worth his or her degree will agree that a low-fat vegan diet is best for lasting weight control and good health. Elaine Sloan New York, N.Y. Thank you for the very important comments on health and nutrition.
March 11, 2000 | ELAINE GALE
The life and ideas of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, will be remembered in a series of events in Orange County to mark national Women's History Month. Eddy wrote the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and founded the church's daily newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor. The exhibits and talks will be held at 2 p.m. today at Borders Books in South Coast Plaza at 333 Bear St. in Costa Mesa; at 1 p.m.
Tip Lefebvre, the only varsity baseball coach in Santa Margarita High history, has been fired. "As of today, Coach Tip Lefebvre will not be returning to [the] Santa Margarita faculty or coaching staff," read a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Orange. "We regret that we are unable to have him return. It was a difficult decision."
February 21, 2013 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
U.S. health officials announced plans for scientists to move forward with controversial research on the deadly H5N1 bird flu and said that any discoveries about how the virus might gain the ability to spread easily among humans should be shared with other scientists and the public. The new policy, released Thursday by the National Institutes of Health, requires that studies aimed at making the virus more dangerous would now be subject to a heightened level of review. Effective immediately, researchers will have to explicitly delineate the potential science and health benefits - as well as safety risks - involved in their work before they can get government funding, said Dr. Amy Patterson, NIH associate director for science policy.
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