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  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about...
  • Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed

    Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed
    Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter. "Fever, chills, tiredness," Knight said, recalling the telltale...
  • Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

    Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children
    Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows. Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important...
  • Scope maker Olympus faces scrutiny over patient deaths, infections

    Three years ago, Japanese electronics giant Olympus Corp. was in crisis amid a massive accounting scandal and plunging sales of its signature cameras. Executives vowed to save the 93-year-old firm by turning aggressively to healthcare and selling more...
  • Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola

    Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola
    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...
  • Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report

    Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report
    A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators following a "60 Minutes" report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes"...
  • Washington flu season most deadly in years, but not over

    The deadliest flu season in Washington state in at least five years is winding down, but it's not yet over. State health officials say state labs have confirmed at least 120 flu deaths since the season started in September, but only a fraction of those...
  • Orlando Home Health Care Agency: Tips to Help Reduce Family Caregiver Stress

    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...
  • Superbug outbreaks prompt calls for mandatory reporting

    Superbug outbreaks prompt calls for mandatory reporting
    Well before the recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai hospitals, federal health officials had labeled deadly CRE bacteria an urgent threat. Yet there are still no national reporting requirements for the antibiotic-resistant superbug, and...
  • Deadly diarrhea disease C. difficile infects almost 500,000 in U.S. each year

    Deadly diarrhea disease C. difficile infects almost 500,000 in U.S. each year
    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...
  • Ohio says flu-related hospitalizations see slight increase

    Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations rose slightly last week as an unusually severe season winds down. The Ohio Department of Health reported 135 hospitalizations from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, up from 119 a week earlier. Those...