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  • Court: Not disclosing HIV before sex is a misdemeanor

    An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals said Terrance Williams didn't expose...
  • Vaccine that targets 9 strains of HPV boosts cancer protection, study says

    Vaccine that targets 9 strains of HPV boosts cancer protection, study says
    When it comes to HPV vaccines, more protection is better. A new version of the vaccine that fights nine strains of human papillomavirus offered greater cancer protection for women than the earlier one that targets only four, researchers reported...
  • FACT CHECK: Rand Paul backtracks on vaccines, college

    As Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky eyes a presidential race, he's likely to face questions about several contested or disproven statements he has made on various subjects. Here's a sample: VACCINES While a measles outbreak was spurring new calls...
  • Doctor who survived Ebola aims to improve disease treatment

    A doctor who recovered from Ebola in New York City last year said he hopes use his notoriety to improve the understanding and treatment of epidemic diseases. Craig Spencer is scheduled to deliver a lecture Tuesday at Wayne State University entitled...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Feb. 17 News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on cybersecurity: Cyberspace, one of a host of once-exotic words now in the everyday vocabulary, isn't the mysterious sort of "Star Wars" frontier...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Alzheimer's can often be identified in its earliest stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for? ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Virus is identical to type found in Philippines

    As California health officials search for the origins of the Disneyland measles outbreak, some of their detective work is pointing to the Philippines. This measles virus shares the same genetic material as the type most commonly found in the...
  • Vaccination decision belongs to parents

    When I was a child in the 1950s there was only the polio vaccine. Vaccines against other childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella were not available. Potential complications of measles infection in unvaccinated children include ear...
  • Kane Health Department ready to handle potential measles outbreak

    Kane Health Department ready to handle potential measles outbreak
    Kane County Board Member Deb Allan remembers being in third grade and her class having an outbreak of the chicken pox, measles and pink eye. Half of her schoolmates were out sick but none died from the illnesses, she said. It was just something children...
  • Justin Fox: Refusing to vaccinate isn't just a personal choice

    Should you get your kids vaccinated against measles? Of course you should. You shouldn't do this, however, because it is risk-free. Drugs can have side effects, and although those documented for the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccineare either...
  • Measles: State total rises by one case, but no slowdown in outbreak

    Measles: State total rises by one case, but no slowdown in outbreak
    California added one more confirmed measles case over the weekend, but state public health officials have warned that it’s premature to declare a slowdown in an outbreak that has spread to 10 counties, seven states and Mexico. The one confirmed...