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  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

    What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot...
  • Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma's revenge. "Use...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • U.S. missionary with Ebola identified, as survivor shares story

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - A third U.S. missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia was identified on Wednesday, even as a fellow aid worker with the same Christian organization publicly shared her battle with the deadly virus for the first time....
  • Seal Beach woman dies of West Nile virus; first in O.C. since 2012

    Seal Beach woman dies of West Nile virus; first in O.C. since 2012
    A Seal Beach woman has died of West Nile virus, Orange County's first fatality from the mosquito-borne illness since 2012, public health officials announced this week. Test results Tuesday showed that the unidentified woman, who was in her 80s and had...
  • Canada Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied by logistics

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine was stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzled over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic. Ottawa...
  • H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases

    H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases
    A Huntington Beach man has died of West Nile virus, one of three area fatalities in two weeks as Orange County's number of human infections has grown more than eightfold in a month, health officials said. The county Health Care Agency said Tuesday...
  • Getting help for Lyme disease symptoms [Letter]

    Getting help for Lyme disease symptoms [Letter]
    I would like to add a few comments to the recent article about avoiding Lyme disease ("Avoiding ticks is the key to preventing Lyme disease," Aug. 21). In mid-March of this year, I worked in the yard raking and bagging leaves left from the winter...
  • Doctor with Ebola treated patients in Nigeria, left dozens at risk: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A Nigerian doctor with Ebola carried on treating patients and met scores of friends, relatives and medics before his death, leaving about 60 of them at high risk of infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday....
  • What patients should know about antibiotics

    What patients should know about antibiotics
    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
  • Wanted: 60 volunteers to test Ebola vaccine in middle England

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fancy testing an Ebola vaccine? It may sound scary but the scientist behind the British trial of a shot that has so far only been given to monkeys sees little risk and is optimistic he will drum up enough volunteers. Adrian Hill,...