Category: USA & World

Tobacco Sales to Minors Drops

A survey has found that the California rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors has decreased. Photo: DLSimaging/Flickr Creative Commons Tobacco-only stores have highest illegal sales rate SACRAMENTO (MNS) — Sales of tobacco products to minors in California has dipped, according to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Karen Smith. “I’m concerned that the […]

Disease-carrying mosquito species found in California

Two invasive mosquito species, Aedes aegypti, ( yellow fever mosquito, above), and Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito), have been detected in California. Photo (magnified 1,000 times) courtesy California Department of Public Health Dangerous invasive mosquito species found in California; state health officials offer tips to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses SACRAMENTO (MNS) — The California Department of […]