| Mar 1, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Dr. Matthew Waxman recently returned to Los Angeles after spending nearly two months in the town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients at an isolated medical facility.
He and colleagues toiled in harsh and stressful conditions, caring...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:35 AM
The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Social ties and the opportunities for social interaction are considered strong forecasters of a senior’s well-being. However, 12-percent of seniors reported they rarely or never receive the social and emotional support they require, according to the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:24 PM
IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to this list: increasingly popular.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes swelling of the colon and potentially deadly bouts of diarrhea, infects almost half a million people each year and contributes to the deaths of 29,000, according to new research.
In a paper published...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Naperville School District 203 officials are taking action beyond what they say is necessary to alert families of the potential spread of a mild, yet contagious childhood disease.
In late February, a student at Ann Reid Early Childhood in Naperville and...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers found that there were 2,200...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A technician at a government laboratory in Atlanta is being monitored for exposure to Ebola after material that may have contained the live virus was mistakenly moved between labs, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Som Subedi is stuck in traffic. He's running late to check on one of his flock: a 37-year-old woman who's among scores of newly arrived Bhutanese immigrants he watches over like a worried parent.
Ran Gurung is on Subedi's watch list. A refugee advocate,...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The recent fruit recall involving produce sold at Ralphs, Trader Joe's, Costco, Food 4 Less and other grocery outlets due to possible contamination with listeria may have people wondering how the bacteria comes into contact with food.
According to the...