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  • O.C. measles cases reach 16

    O.C. measles cases reach 16
    Orange County's measles outbreak continues to grow, with 16 cases confirmed by the county Health Care Agency. That includes five cases added Friday. Ten people are believed to have been infected after visiting Disneyland and Disney California...
  • 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...
  • Flu is now widespread in 46 states; CDC urges more use of antivirals for high-risk patients

    In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a new alert to doctors, advising prompt use of Tamiflu and other...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern

    Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern
    As the Disneyland measles outbreak grows, officials say it's part of a larger battle against the disease. Measles has become a growing concern among California health officials. Before the December cases, 2014 was already the worst year for measles...
  • Two more Disneyland-related measles cases in Orange County

    Two more Disneyland-related measles cases in Orange County
    Orange County authorities Friday reported two more cases of measles and repeated warnings that the outbreak that began at Disneyland is expected to continue to spread. The disease, rare in the United States but highly contagious and potentially serious,...
  • Officials are cagey about predicting end to Ebola in 2015 but progress seen, challenges remain

    Sierra Leone rang in the new year without the usual midnight festivities on its beaches in the steamy capital. Instead, the president urged the nation to stay at home, fast and pray that the plague of Ebola will finally end in West Africa. "Our...
  • Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

    Does chilly weather really cause a cold?
    Maybe Mom was right all along. Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in...
  • Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials

    Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials
    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 returning to their hometowns, health officials said...
  • California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely

    California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely
    The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
  • Q&A: Measles cases pop up in California, 3 other states in outbreak linked to Disney parks

    Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday. The highly contagious respiratory illness was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but health...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak spreads to 22 cases statewide

    Disneyland measles outbreak spreads to 22 cases statewide
    The measles outbreak originating in Disneyland has spread farther -- to 22 cases statewide -- with health officials Monday warning about possible exposure from more confirmed cases in San Bernardino and Long Beach.  One person in Long Beach was...