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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Measles outbreak: Confirmed case at Cal State Channel Islands

    Cal State Channel Islands officials confirmed Friday that a student living off campus has been diagnosed with measles.   University officials urged students who think they may have been exposed to get vaccinated. Free measles vaccines will be...
  • Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70...
  • California measles outbreak expands to 78 cases; more likely

    The measles outbreak centered in California continues to expand, with officials now confirming 78 cases of the illness in seven states and Mexico. The California Department of Public Health said there are now 68 cases in the state – 48 that have...
  • Apodaca: Educated parents should know better and vaccinate

    Will those parents who continue to withhold vaccinations for their children now please, please, please wake up? The recent measles outbreak must at least give pause to those who harbor misguided beliefs about vaccinations. For here in recent weeks we...
  • As California measles outbreak hits 78, vaccination issue takes on new prominence

    Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. The issue has taken new prominence as California deals...
  • Beyond the ice bucket challenge: Teen stages ALS fundraiser at Jazziz

    Beyond the ice bucket challenge: Teen stages ALS fundraiser at Jazziz
    Remember those days way back in 2014 when every Facebook friend, politician, actor, musician and Muppets character was challenging others to dump buckets of ice on their heads? The ice bucket challenge was created to raise money and awareness to find...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • What do health experts see in our near future?

    What's in store for your health in the next five years? Doctors, authors, researchers and more weigh in A sharp-eyed 20/20 look at healthcare changes by 2020 We asked some experts what they see ahead for our health — perhaps in the next year and...
  • Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think

    Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think
    Measles is back. Again. An outbreak is percolating that was first documented in California and has spread to four other Western states and Mexico. An unknown person incubating a measles infection exposed an undetermined number of individuals at...
  • Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Seattle hospital

    SEATTLE An outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated medical scopes infected at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle between 2012 and 2014, new reports show. Eleven of those patients died, but it's not clear...
  • Lindsay Lohan picked up a rare virus during Bora Bora visit

    Lindsay Lohan picked up a rare virus during Bora Bora visit
    It's been a while since we've heard news out of the Lindsay Lohan camp -- but apparently we should have sent the actress a get-well card. Lohan contracted the chikungunya virus during a Christmas trip to Bora Bora, her rep confirmed to Gossip Cop on...