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  • How the flu vaccine turned out to be a poor match for this year's flu

    When it comes to developing a seasonal flu vaccine, researchers must take aim at an invisible target. Not only are flu viruses constantly changing, drug manufacturers need to start producing their vaccines four to six months before the flu season...
  • CDC: It's too late to make a more effective flu vaccine this season

    CDC: It's too late to make a more effective flu vaccine this season
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is too late to make new flu vaccines for the current flu season that could better protect against the predominant flu virus now circulating in the United States. On Wednesday, the...
  • Mutated flu virus could signal more hospitalizations, deaths this season

    WASHINGTON This season's flu vaccine may not be as effective against new and possibly more virulent strains of the virus that could become the nation's dominant form of influenza in the young flu season. The emergence of a mutated flu virus has caused...
  • Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues

    Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues
    A visual reminder of the toll that AIDS has taken was on display Sunday at Main Beach. About 15 quilts bearing the names of those felled by the disease were placed on the lawn as part of Laguna Beach's recognition of World AIDS Day, which began in...
  • CDC: Dominance of H3N2 viruses may portend more deaths this flu season

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty flu season. So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden...
  • American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

    American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing
    A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West...
  • Special Report: Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

    It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world's largest animal health company. But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur – and the frequency...
  • Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays

    Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays
    It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection. But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed...
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
  • Should you go gluten-free? What you need to know

    You may have noticed that gluten-free options are everywhere these days. It's easy to find just about any food that involves grains, including breads, cookies, breakfast cereals, and snack bars in gluten-free form. So, should you go gluten-free? The...
  • Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines

    Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines
    After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $6 billion in spending on relief efforts in Africa and research...