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  • 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...
  • Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida Keys

    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set...
  • 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....
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
    A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent...
  • Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

    Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
    Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African...
  • Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases

    Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases
    The first 300 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine were headed for Liberia on Friday, but health authorities say the West African nation may already have turned the corner on slowing the outbreak of the deadly disease. Although the vaccine was...
  • 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...
  • 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...