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  • Forum Will Address Roles Unemployment, Food Security Play In Individuals' Health

    Struggles with unemployment, food insecurity and unstable housing can take a serious toll on individuals' health, and stronger social supports could play a key role in improving their well-being, according to an advocacy group. While national health...
  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so...
  • Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...
  • Likely botulism case diagnosed at Minot hospital, infant OK

    A likely case of botulism has been diagnosed in an infant at a hospital in Minot, but state health officials said Thursday that they believe it's an isolated case and don't expect other children or adults to come down with the rare and potentially fatal...
  • Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that...
  • HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history

    HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history
    Throughout the city of Austin in southeastern Indiana, signs advertise free HIV testing at the Scott County Health Department. Boarded-up windows decorate nearby houses; metal cages surround air conditioners to bar people from stealing parts to scrap...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...
  • Cities turn to social media to police restaurants

    WASHINGTON Many diners regularly click onto the Yelp website to read reviews posted by other patrons before visiting a restaurant. Now prospective customers also can use Yelp to check health inspection scores for eateries in San Francisco, Louisville...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

    Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations. Kennedy, the nephew of President...
  • Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection

    Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection
    A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said. The person -- whose identity was not released --...
  • Are viruses on the rise or does it just seem that way? Yes and yes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients who arrive at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls. But he went downhill fast. Fever spiking, kidneys failing, breath so...