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  • The Kid's Doctor: Meningitis outbreak hits another college campus

    There's been another outbreak of the meningococcal disease among college students, this time at the University of Oregon. If you remember, a year or so ago, there was an outbreak at Princeton University and another at the University of California-Santa...
  • 60 years later, recalling the world-altering discovery of the polio vaccine

    PITTSBURGH Sixty years ago this coming Sunday, the Salk polio vaccine was declared "safe, effective and potent," an announcement cheered with the fervor of a national holiday. At the time, the dreaded disease was infecting more than 50,000 children in the...
  • White House emphasizes impact of climate change on public health

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled a long list of actions ranging from corporate and academic partnerships to community programs to highlight the health impacts of climate change. Tech giants such as Google and Microsoft will conduct...
  • Saving antibiotics so antibiotics can save us

    If bacteria had a motto, it would be "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." In an environment of low-dose antibiotics, the few organisms that may be resistant to the drugs will suddenly flourish when their competitors die off and pass on the resistance...
  • Poultry experts urge prevention to keep bird-flu out of Ohio

    Ohio poultry industry officials and veterinarians are urging prevention to keep a bird-flu strain out of the state that has been identified in other parts of the country. Migratory birds appear to have helped the spread of the H5N2 virus that the U.S....
  • Blue Bell suspends operations at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Blue Bell Ice Cream announced Friday that it has suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people. "We are taking this step out of an abundance...
  • Medical researcher: Studies, data can prompt improvements in public health

    Jana Hirschtick grew up with a father who was a physician and a mother who worked as a teacher -- both professionals with an altruistic nature, she recalled. Today, Hirschtick, 33, works as an epidemiologist at Chicago's Sinai Urban Health Institute...
  • Flu delivering a final seasonal punch

    Spring may have hinted at its impending arrival in recent days, but the flu season isn't finished with us. And it's wearing a slightly different face. After tapering off at the start of the new year, the incidence of flu is on the rise again and now...
  • 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...