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Measles

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  • CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases

    CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases
    Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that the number of measles cases has reached a 20-year high, with 288 illnesses reported in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and May 23 of this year  -- the most in the first five...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't confuse roseola with measles

    Recently, I've seen several cases of roseola, and I don't want this viral illness to be confused with measles. Roseola, also called exanthem subitum, is a viral illness typically seen in children between the ages of 7-13 months. Ninety percent of cases...
  • Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Important kids' health topic

    Important kids' health topic
    As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. Learning about vaccines will help you better understand why the disease...
  • School district warns of increase in measles

    With the number of measles cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, Newport-Mesa Unified schools are sending out letters to families that are at risk of contracting the disease, officials said. The letter encourages families of students who have not...
  • Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk

    Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk
    Amelia Boomker’s path to the Guinness Book of World Records began unknowingly nine years ago when her oldest son, Danny, was born with heart problems and could not be breast-fed. Danny was given his mom’s breast milk through a tube for the...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below. In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee to be released on $500,000 bond

    State Sen. Leland Yee to be released on $500,000 bond
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California state Sen. Leland Yee sat between two other manacled defendants and grimly surveyed the courtroom, his face fixed in a frown. Appearing Wednesday afternoon in federal court, where he was arraigned with 19 other defendants,...