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June 18, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
U.S. researchers have linked a second strain of cholera to the epidemic that decimated the Haitian population in 2010-11. Previous studies have suggested that the epidemic was caused by bacteria inadvertently introduced by Nepalese soldiers who came to assist in recovery from a massive earthquake. The new strain appears to be local in origin, but its role in the epidemic is not clear because this strain does not normally produce epidemics. Haiti suffered a devastating magnitude 7 earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, followed by about 52 aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.5 or higher.
April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - With two days off before the Clippers played the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs, reserve guard Jamal Crawford was forced to be careful with his left calf. "I just got treatment, lots and lots of treatment," he said. But Crawford was able to play Thursday night in the best-of-seven series despite a calf injury that's bothering him. "The calf, it limits you a lot," he said. "It happened in the first half of [Game 2] and I pulled myself out. That's when I was actually getting a rhythm, which was weird.
August 2, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It may be the first of its kind: A strain of medical marijuana that has been developed to match one first imagined in a book. The strain is Elephant Crush, currently on sale at Waterfall Wellness in San Francisco. It has been on the market since July; before that, it existed only in the pages of "Baked," the novel by Mark Haskell Smith. According to the book, Elephant Crush is “very smooth, ... nicely balanced” and tastes like mangoes. Columnist David Downs stopped by the licensed dispensary and took a look.
April 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford missed five of his first six shots Saturday, a clear sign the Clippers reserve shooting guard was out of rhythm after sitting out the last five games recovering from a strained left calf. But Crawford made his next two shots, a clear sign he is confident enough to take shots when the result hangs in the balance, even if he's still trying to find his way after being out for so long. "I think in the second half, I got more comfortable," Crawford said after scoring 10 points on three-for-eight shooting.
June 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tiger Woods won't be on hand to defend his title at the AT&T National next week, but he plans on being ready in July to continue his quest for his first major championship since 2008. The world's No. 1-ranked golfer announced on his website Wednesday that he will not compete in the National, which benefits his foundation, at Congressional Country Club due to a left elbow strain doctors found after his return from last weekend's U.S. Open. "I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment," Woods said on his website.
May 30, 2013 | Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp's nightmare season took another unfortunate turn Wednesday night, as the slumping center fielder strained his right hamstring in the Dodgers' 4-3 defeat to the Angels at Angel Stadium. Kemp is scheduled to undergo a MRI exam Thursday to examine the strain, which was described as "mild" by Manager Don Mattingly. Asked how much time he expected to miss, Kemp replied somberly, "I don't know. I don't know. " Mattingly was hopeful Kemp would be sidelined for only a few days.
June 11, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Jered Weaver took another step in his return from a lower-back strain Monday, throwing 30 pitches off the front of a mound before Monday night's game in Dodger Stadium. Barring a setback, the right-hander will progress to a regular bullpen workout Tuesday and a simulated game by the end of the week. Weaver is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday. Pitching coach Mike Butcher said Weaver won't pitch this weekend against Arizona, but he could return to the rotation next week against the San Francisco Giants “It went well - everything felt great,” said Weaver, who was injured in the first inning of a May 28 start against the New York Yankees.
May 9, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Left fielder Juan Rivera was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with what the Dodgers described as a "severe" left hamstring strain. "It's fairly major," said Manager Don Mattingly , who was told by the medical staff that Rivera would probably be sidelined for more than two weeks. Rivera's place on the active roster was taken by Scott Van Slyke , who was called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Van Slyke, the son of former three-time All-Star Andy Van Slyke , is in majors for the first time.
March 25, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin
Reporting from Tucson ? The final days of spring training have been the most dangerous for the Dodgers. Relatively healthy for most of camp, the Dodgers received news Friday that the MRI exam backup catcher Dioner Navarro underwent the previous day showed his side muscle was strained. Later, fifth starter candidate Tim Redding had to be removed from an exhibition game because of lower back pain. Navarro's injury is similar to what put down the Dodgers' original fifth starter, Jon Garland , on March 9. Garland has started throwing but is expected to start the season on the disabled list.
August 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in gorillas, researchers report in today's edition of the U.S. journal Nature Medicine. The most likely explanation for the new find is gorilla-to-human transmission, said the research team, led by Jean-Christophe Plantier of the University of Rouen, France.
April 9, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford said he wants to be back playing in a regular-season game with the Clippers, who have only three games left before the playoffs start next weekend. Crawford couldn't say whether he is aiming to be back for Saturday's game against Sacramento, Tuesday's game against Denver or Wednesday's season finale at Portland. He missed his fifth consecutive game with a strained left calf. "I'm trying to have positive thoughts," Crawford said. "I'm optimistic with the rehab that we have been doing and that I can come back.
April 7, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
vs. Houston Where: Staples Center. When: 7:30. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes, TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 25-52, Rockets 51-25. Update: Houston's Dwight Howard has missed the last five games because of a strained left ankle but has reported improvement and is listed as day to day. The Rockets have gone 2-3 during Howard's absence and hold a two-game advantage over Portland for homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
April 6, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Yasiel Puig returned from an MRI Sunday and appeared in the dugout with his left hand heavily wrapped. Scare No.1. Meanwhile, word had come from Rancho Cucamonga that Chad Billingsley had walked off the field with a trainer in his first rehab start. That would be scare No.2 After Sunday's 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers were exhaling a bit easier, saying both players appeared to have skirted any serious issues. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Puig's MRI showed a left thumb ligament strain.
April 4, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The deaths of three gay men who contracted meningitis have sparked concern in Los Angeles' gay community. Here are some basic questions and answers about the disease. What is this form of meningitis? Invasive meningococcal disease stems from a rare bacterial infection that can spread to the blood, brain or spinal cord and can affect the entire body, sometimes causing death. It is spread by close exposure to sneezing or coughing or direct contact with saliva or nose mucus, though it's less contagious than influenza , the health department said.
April 3, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers got closer to full strength Thursday with the return of J.J. Redick, but it may be the closest they get for a while. Coach Doc Rivers said Jamal Crawford and Danny Granger may not come back before the postseason from injuries that have sidelined them since late last month. The Clippers have five games left in the regular season after playing the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. "I'd be surprised if we saw either one of them until the playoffs, maybe," Rivers said.
March 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
DALLAS  -- Danny Granger was the latest of the Clippers to go down, suffering a strained left hamstring in the fourth quarter that forced him from the game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Granger said he will be reevaluated Friday and is listed as day to day. Granger was injured when Vince Carter came under him and forced the Clippers forward to twist his body. "He hit me and spun me sideways," Granger said. "I walked in the [locker room] and we tested it. It was strong, just some pain.
August 26, 1985 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
For the Raiders, Saturday's exhibition loss to the Miami Dolphins at least got no worse on Sunday. Wide receiver Dokie Williams' wounded right knee improved and is now being diagnosed as a strain. Williams took a shot from a defensive back while in the air Saturday, and spent the night in a hospital. With Cliff Branch already on injured reserve and Jessie Hester dropping two passes Saturday including one in the end zone, the last thing the Raiders needed was bad news about Williams.
July 23, 2011 | Wire reports
Third baseman Adrian Beltre on Saturday was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers because of a hamstring strain. The Rangers recalled infielder Chris Davis from triple-A Round Rock to take Beltre's place on the roster. Beltre suffered the injury Friday against Toronto. Marlins send Volstad to minors Right-hander Chris Volstad was optioned by the Florida Marlins to triple-A New Orleans. Volstad (5-8) gave up four runs, three earned, in five innings against the New York Mets on Friday.
March 20, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers are starting to become whole again. The team has been short-handed for weeks in the backcourt, but guards Jamal Crawford, Darren Collison and even J.J. Redick practiced with the Clippers on Thursday. After practice, the Clippers said Collison and Crawford will both play Saturday when they face the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center, but Redick is still not close to returning. Collison missed the last two games with a stomach virus. Crawford, who has been out for five consecutive games and eight of the last nine with a strained left calf, will practice again Friday, giving him another day to get ready.
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