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  • Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says

     Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says
    When I was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on my head last week, my initial reaction was, "Ugh, do I really have to do this?" I could instead donate to the cause — which seeks to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral...
  • ODU report points to ticks as major menace

    ODU report points to ticks as major menace
    Responses to an Old Dominion University survey on the region's health listed exposure to tick bites as an important health concern. Almost one in three Newport News households, including people and pets, reported substantial exposure to ticks, and more...
  • Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center

     Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center
    Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...
  • Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighborhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West...
  • Ice challenge warms hearts

    Ice challenge warms hearts
    Holding bright-orange buckets filled with ice water, Newport Beach community members began to count down from 10. Ralph Rodheim, chairman of the Balboa Village Merchants Assn., stood in front of the group of about 30 people who had assembled on the...
  • Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'

    Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'
    International efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa will take many more months as crushing poverty, dysfunctional health systems and widespread fear continue to fuel the epidemic, according to world health officials. In a series of...
  • Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

    KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children. Keeping the...
  • Ebola Myths Recall Old Fears Of 'Dark Continent'

    The fear over the Ebola outbreak is great for stepping up efforts to fight the disease, but a healthy dose of realism would do most people some good too. First, the outbreak does not have anywhere near the fatality rate of up to 90 percent that has been...
  • 'Bionic eye' maker Second Sight of Sylmar files for IPO

    'Bionic eye' maker Second Sight of Sylmar files for IPO
    "Bionic eye" manufacturer Second Sight Medical Products Inc. wants to offer its stock to the public. The Sylmar company makes a prosthetic retina that improves vision for patients with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa. It filed for an...
  • After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations

    After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations
    Local crisis organizations are seeing an increased volume of calls in the wake of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide Monday—and professionals are hoping the tragedy will help people talk frankly about suicide and mental illness. “It...
  • Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula

    Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula
    Care for those with Diabetes 2 costs the U.S. health system millions annually; it also accounts for economic losses through lost productivity and disability. Virginia won a 3-year competitive grant through the Affordable Care Act to combat the disease...