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  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • The pope, the pill and the court

    Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of Colorado nuns will not be required to offer contraceptive coverage to employees while pursuing its legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The nuns' action highlights the misunderstandings and...
  • Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby

     Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby
    Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are still limited to two genetic parents. That could change soon, if the Food and Drug Administration approves human clinical trials for a technique...
  • Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

    Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds
    Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the...
  • Feeling run over by the passage of time [Column]

    Sometime after giving birth to my first child, but before getting the third one out the door for good, something weird happened. I can't pinpoint the exact moment, but I'm guessing it was somewhere between learning to read with Dick and Jane and...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Free drive-through flu shots in Bethlehem

     
    The Bethlehem Health Bureau will hold a free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Sunday Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St. Anyone older than 6 months who hasn't gotten a flu shot this season may be eligible for...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn

    Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn
    State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year. The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison

    Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison
    SAN DIEGO — A 52-year-old La Mesa man Friday was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license and promising to cure patients of AIDS, cancer and other maladies. Desperate, terminally ill patients...