LA Times Science Files for 2007/06/08

These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.

    Stem cell bill faces certain veto

    WASHINGTON – The House voted Thursday to send legislation removing limits on embryonic stem cell research to the White House, where it faces a certain veto by President Bush. By Joel Havemann, Times Staff Writer.

    G-8 joins Bush in compromise on global warming

    HEILIGENDAMM, GERMANY – Leaders of the largest industrial nations agreed here Thursday to a compromise on efforts to combat global warming that had been sought by President Bush. By James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer.

    Small study: Vitamin D cuts cancer risk

    The survey of older white women shows high levels reduced the incidence by 60%. One expert calls the data interesting but not sufficient. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.

    West Nile virus cases rose in 2006

    The number of West Nile virus infections in the U.S. rebounded last year, reaching the highest point since 2003, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. By Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer.

    Democrats face off over emissions bill

    WASHINGTON – An unusual rift has emerged between top congressional Democrats over a draft global warming bill that would prohibit California and other states from taking tougher action than Washington to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. By Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer.

    King-Harbor ordered to fix problems or else

    Federal health officials concluded late Thursday that Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital had put emergency room patients in “immediate jeopardy” of harm or death and gave it 23 days to fix the problems or lose federal funding once and for all. By Charles Ornstein and Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writers.

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