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  • New surgeon general sounds measles alarm during West Palm stop

    WEST PALM BEACH — The nation's new top doctor made a stop in West Palm Beach on Friday, reaching out to parents who stubbornly refuse to vaccinate their children amid the re-emergence of the highly contagious — and sometimes deadly —...
  • HPV vaccine doesn't make teen girls engage in risky sexual behavior, study shows

    Girls who got vaccinated against HPV were more likely than their unvaccinated peers to become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but the vaccine was definitely not to blame for their risky sexual behavior, according to a new study of more...
  • 5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician

    5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician
    More than 140 people in 14 states, including Pennsylvania, have contracted measles so far this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 644 people in the United States were reported as having measles, the greatest...
  • There are no winners at Westminster

    After hours of being preened, paraded, posed and prodded by judges, one dog will be declared "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this month. But make no mistake there are no "winners" in the appearance-obsessed world of dog breeding....
  • The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

    The history of measles: A scourge for centuries
    Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every...
  • Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US

    Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US
    The United States has been shocked by a surge in measles cases with more than 100 incidents in January alone. This, however, is much less worrisome than a current outbreak in Germany. While authorities there had hoped to completely eliminate the...
  • State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver

    State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver
    With a spotlight on vaccine exemptions and a widening measles outbreak nationally, lawmakers want to ensure that Connecticut's waivers are not being misused. The concern is whether a waiver meant for genuine religious objections is being used by...
  • 'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

    'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis
    Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter. They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes. The...
  • Canada high court strikes down ban on doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

    Canada's highest court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses Friday, declaring that outlawing that option deprives dying people of their dignity and autonomy. The Supreme Court's unanimous...
  • Measles outbreak latest in disease's long history

    Measles outbreak latest in disease's long history
    Measles has stalked the earth for more than 1,000 years, a killer that has claimed millions of victims from the nursery to the battlefield. It wasn't until the 1950s that widespread vaccinations slashed infection rates so thoroughly that a disease once...
  • California measles outbreak spreads to Canada

    Ten measles cases in Canada stem from a visit to Disneyland, health officials announced Wednesday, meaning the California-centered measles outbreak has spread to yet another country. The 10 patients live in Quebec’s Lanaudiere region, and none had...