| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The start of flu season is closing in on Kansas. And doctors are making a push for you to get a vaccine now. And Wichita will help lead the way in tracking how flu spreads as a part of a Google Trends site.
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| Oct 23, 2013
So far this year, more than 300 people have gotten sick from bacteria called Salmonella heidelberg. Almost three-quarters of them live in California.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chicken produced in three Central...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LOS ANGELES-A salmonella outbreak in Foster Farms chicken contains several antibiotic-resistant strains that may explain an unusually high rate of hospitalization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Oct. 8 that four of the seven...
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whopping cough are one of the causes of the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:57 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study.
At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem.
Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Effective this influenza season, healthcare workers in Los Angeles County will be required to receive immunizations against influenza or wear a protective mask while in contact with patients.
In an order issued by Public Health director Dr. Jonathan...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Rockville researchers are on the cusp of developing the first-ever malaria vaccine. The impact on global health would be revolutionary — the mosquito-borne disease sickens 200 million people each year and claims more than half a million lives....