| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Public health officials across the West Coast are urging medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after two potential cases in Los Angeles recently.
| 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 4, 2015
| 7:52 PM
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"...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:47 PM
Representatives from USC’s Keck School of Medicine confirmed Thursday that a single superbug case was identified in the intensive-care unit at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital earlier this week.
While no specific details about the identity of 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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:29 PM
An estimated $9 billion will be wagered this week by 40 million Americans filling out their NCAA college basketball tournament brackets, according to the American Gaming Association.
That's far more money than the $6.9 billion the U.S. spends on the...