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  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated

    Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated
    As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease. But some medical experts also have...
  • As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots

    As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots
    Struggling to contain a growing measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a month ago, Orange County health officials ordered about two dozen high school students without proof of immunization to stay away from campus. The move came as officials...
  • New standards proposed to reduce salmonella in poultry

    Federal officials Wednesday proposed new standards for permissible levels of salmonella contamination in ground poultry and poultry parts such as breasts, thighs and wings -- a move that could prevent 50,000 cases of food-borne illness a year. The...
  • Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected

    Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected
    Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times....
  • Drug-resistant tuberculosis a tiny — but potent — foe in L.A. County

    Drug-resistant tuberculosis a tiny — but potent — foe in L.A. County
    It was unlike anything Dr. Caitlin Reed had encountered in years of treating Los Angeles County's toughest tuberculosis cases. Gary A., a Hollywood resident with a complicated medical history, had arrived at a local hospital with a high fever and what...
  • Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

    Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29
    Students at Huntington Beach High School who have not been vaccinated for measles are being kept out of school until Jan. 29 after a student tested positive for the contagious virus, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Monday. The male student...
  • The coming revolution in much cheaper life-saving drugs

    Randy Hillard was supposed to be dead by now. In 2010, the Michigan State University psychiatry professor was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer and given less than a year to live. He started wondering how he could die in the most comfortable...
  • Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks

    Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks
    Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
  • Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disneyland visitors

    Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disneyland visitors
    The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after they arrived back in their hometowns, health officials...
  • What's killing Sri Lanka's farmers? Mystery kidney disease ravaging families, villages

    Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it's better to have something in her stomach before the four-hour dialysis...
  • Mali declares itself Ebola-free

    Mali is free of Ebola, the country’s minister of health declared Sunday, saying that 42 days have passed since its last patient tested negative for the virus. In the outbreak afflicting West Africa — infecting more than 21,000 people and...