In Midst Of Hep A Outbreak, San Diego Opens Stylish Public Bathroom On The Waterfront
Some criticized the new facility, questioning whether the region’s priority should have been more downtown restrooms.
Los Angeles Times:
San Diego's Fancy $2-Million Public Restroom Raises Eyebrows Amid Hepatitis Outbreak
The city of San Diego helped install an aesthetically pleasing structure on its signature waterfront in 2014, designed by an artist to invoke "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," the popular 1970 novella about a seagull who wanted to be special. Its function? A restroom. Its cost? Two million dollars. (Cook, 11/13)
In other public health news —
Orange County Register:
California Sees Increase In West Nile Virus Deaths This Year, Compared To 2016
More people were infected and died of West Nile virus across California this year compared to last year, especially in Los Angeles County. That’s where the number of infections peaked in September, recent data show. Statewide, there have been 25 deaths so far this year, or six more than all of last year, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health. In addition, 454 people from across the Golden State were infected this year, a 17 percent increase from 2016. (Abram, 11/13)
The Mercury News:
Does Sex Trigger Heart Attacks?
Worried whether your heart is strong enough for sex? Relax — and go back to bed. A new study published this weekend shows that even though the chance of suffering a heart attack while having sex is greater for men than women, it’s still pretty rare overall. One in 100 men and 1 in 1,000 women had sudden cardiac arrest during sex, according to data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Seipel, 11/13)