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  • Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to U.S.

    A spike of measles infections in Berlin has been traced to unvaccinated refugees, but at least two cases appear to have come from the United States, authorities in the German capital said Friday. Berlin has recorded 347 cases of measles since the start...
  • Illinois measles cases up to 13

    The total number of people diagnosed with measles in Illinois inched up to 13 on Friday, according to health officials. The outbreak has centered on the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Cases confirmed Friday bring to 11 the...
  • Acid reflux raises serious health concerns

     Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
    President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal...
  • Probable case of bacterial meningitis reported in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee health officials say they have received a report of a probable case of bacterial meningitis in a Marquette University student. Marquette University medical director Carolyn Smith said the student lives in a campus residence hall and his...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...
  • Measles cases in California increase to 113

    California health officials have recorded 113 cases of measles in the state since December. The outbreak began at Disneyland and spread into the community. Almost two-thirds of the infections were from people who visited or worked at the theme park in...
  • Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?

     Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?
    The measles outbreak at a KinderCare day care center in Palatine and a separate case involving a student at Elgin Community College has raised questions for employers of all kinds looking to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. KinderCare changed its...
  • AP Exclusive: Disney gave input on measles health messages

    As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The...
  • Kane Health Department mobilizing 200 doses of MMR vaccination at ECC

    Kane Health Department mobilizing 200 doses of MMR vaccination at ECC
    The Kane County Health Department is offering 200 doses of vaccines to Elgin Community College students, faculty and staff who may have come in contact with a student diagnosed with measles. The student was diagnosed last week by Cook County Health...
  • Oklahoma health officials say 82 people have died from flu

    Fourteen Oklahomans have died from influenza-related illness during the past week, raising the state's death toll this flu season to a record 82, the state Department of Health said Thursday. In addition, more than 1,700 people have been hospitalized...
  • Johnson& Johnson projects aim to spot who'll get a disease

    Imagine being able to identify who is likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop the disorder before it starts. That's the goal of three research projects launched by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical research arm, Janssen Research &...