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  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • Community: Rotarians ante up to end polio

    Community: Rotarians ante up to end polio
    Burbank Sunrise Rotary celebrated 25 years of supporting local charities and raised more than $38,000 for Rotary International's polio eradication campaign during a dinner party earlier this month at the Holiday Inn Burbank — Media Center. A raffle...
  • On the Town: Zontians welcome an inspiring journalist

    On the Town: Zontians welcome an inspiring journalist
    While members of the Zonta Club of Burbank themselves make for a roster of inspiring women who, in myriad ways, have contributed to the betterment of Burbank and the surrounding area, the organization’s monthly dinners have a history of presenting a...
  • Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies

    Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies
    Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
  • Pakistani official, seven others, killed by suicide bomber

    Pakistani official, seven others, killed by suicide bomber
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bomber in Pakistan’s volatile northwest killed eight people Wednesday, including a powerful provincial minister, and wounded 30 in the latest attack to hit the troubled region near the border with Afghanistan....
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said. The...
  • U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches

    U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches
    BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating researchers while remembering polio's victims

    As I get older, the more sentimental I get. Sing the national anthem at an Angels game, and I will have tears in my eyes. Marching bands, whether high school, college or the Salvation Army band, bring tears to my eyes. And so did the 2014 Rotary Rose...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages
    Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, has been getting grief for making a priority of banishing horse-drawn carriages from Central Park in Manhattan. It was one of his campaign promises and he announced at a news conference on Monday—two...