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NEWS
February 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rubella, the usually mild rash that can cause devastating birth defects, is making a comeback, largely among young adults who were never vaccinated, federal health researchers said in Atlanta. Rubella, sometimes known as German measles, was on the decline three years ago, when a record low 225 cases were reported nationwide. But 396 cases were reported in 1989, and 1,093 were reported last year, according to the national Centers for Disease Control.
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NEWS
October 14, 1988
"Newspapers--maybe more than any other medium, including television--continue to shape our knowledge of the world," Robert McNergney writes in the September issue of NEA Today, the newspaper of the National Education Assn. "Recent research by Krisch, Junglut and Rock suggests that reading newspapers is a part of everyday life for many young adults in America," writes McNergney, an associate professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A significant number of smokers begin lighting up between the ages of 18 and 25, an age group that is ignored by smoking prevention efforts, according to a nationwide study. The finding, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by UC San Diego scientists, suggests that anti-smoking campaigns should be expanded to include young adults. The UCSD scientists propose that colleges adopt bans on smoking and prohibit the sale of cigarettes on college property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2003 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Joan Lowery Nixon, whose mystery stories for young adults won her four Edgar Awards, the top prize given by the Mystery Writers of America, has died. She was 76. Nixon died July 5 in Houston of cancer. Born in Los Angeles and raised in east Hollywood, Nixon was one of three daughters of an accountant father and a kindergarten teacher mother.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | SAMUEL GREENGARD
When Selma Schimmel discovered a lump in her breast at the age of 28, she was horrified. Her mother and an uncle had just died of cancer within the previous 2 years, and her grandmother had died of the disease before that. She wasted no time visiting her physician, who informed her that she was too young to have breast cancer. Later, a gynecologist and radiologist echoed that statement.
NEWS
March 24, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
An inactive lifestyle, watching TV and eating too many fatty foods are all to blame for many Americans being overweight and obese. We may have to add religion to that list. A study finds that young adults who regularly attend religious activities may be more prone to obesity by middle age than their nonreligious peers. Jell-O salad? We're looking in your direction. The study included 2,433 younger men and women who were part of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study and were followed for 18 years.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They are a staple of the work force, filling one of every six jobs in America. More than 20 million of them answer telephones, stock warehouses and flip hamburgers. They are teen-agers and young adults, the neophytes of the workplace. They are prized for their enthusiasm and willingness to accept minimum-wage jobs, but employers say their inexperience can also create unique management challenges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a child in Poland in the 1930s, she parachuted out of an airplane three times before she was 11. And at 12 she fled the invading Nazis with her mother and two brothers through Romania and Italy to join her father, the chief of staff of the Polish air force, in France. As a young woman, she worked briefly as an undercover detective and raced motorcycles in the United States. She also developed a passion for bullfighting and had a stint as a matador in Mexico.
BUSINESS
January 4, 2006 | From Associated Press
In the months before colon cancer took her life, aspiring teacher Michelle Morse attended Plymouth State University full time, often wearing a chemotherapy pump on her hip to class or when she did her student teaching. To remain covered under her mother's health insurance, Morse had to either maintain a full course load or pay about $550 a month. She chose the former, even though her doctors urged her to cut back.
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
The rate of mental depression in the United States has risen dramatically over the last 30 years, according to a growing number of researchers who say that recent data has convinced them that the disorder is now epidemic among young adults. People born in the last 30 years face three to 10 times the risk of major depression than their grandparents faced, researchers say.
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