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  • Pennsylvania General Assembly passes bill to screen babies

    Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly last week passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing...
  • Many colleges fall short in handling campus rape, study finds

    WASHINGTON Many colleges and universities are failing in how they handle sexual violence among students, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who Wednesday released a survey of colleges and universities. But the American Council on Education, which...
  • Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life

    Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life
    With the warm weather and long days of summer finally here, people are spending more time outdoors. While many people are aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, reducing children’s exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV)...
  • Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle

    Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle
    From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
  • Wealthier teens more likely to smoke hookah: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Wealthier high school students may be more likely to try smoking hookah, according to a new study. The water-pipe device with its series of tubes and mouthpieces looks nothing like a cigarette, but is often used to smoke...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Caribbean: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises travelers visiting the region to take added precautions against chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue fever. Because there is no vaccine, despite...
  • Rapid tests and quick connection to treatment by Access AIDS Care in Hampton Roads

    Rapid tests and quick connection to treatment by Access AIDS Care in Hampton Roads
    Access AIDS Care, which has three locations across Hampton Roads, including Hampton, also has a mobile HIV/AIDS testing unit that it takes out into the field. "We do a 'rapid, rapid protocol' involving two rapid tests on site," said Irma Hinkle,...
  • Health officials warn of amoeba in wake of 11-year-old boy's death

    Health officials warn of amoeba  in wake of 11-year-old boy's death
    The Florida Department of Health on Thursday warned swimmers to be cautious in freshwater lakes after an 11-year-old Sanford boy vacationing in Costa Rica contracted and later died from a rare infection caused by an amoeba. Jordan Smelski died...
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for

    The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for
    During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...
  • Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure

    Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure
    Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center. A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...