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  • Don't let radiation scare turn into a scam

     
    Despite repeated warnings from authorities that there is no need for Americans to take anti-radiation pills because of problems with a nuclear power plant in Japan, demand for potassium iodide has risen to the point that pharmacies are selling out......
  • Mad Cow Theatre hosts 2nd Entertainment Designers Forum

     
    Mad Cow Theatre will present its 2nd annual Entertainment Designers Forum on Friday, April 22. The event celebrates top designers in the entertainment industry and raises money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in memory of Stephanie Girard....
  • Playboy Mansion outbreak: Bacteria traced to whirlpool spa [Updated]

     
    Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser. A number of people came down with a...
  • Mystery illness may be tied to Playboy Mansion’s famed grotto

     
    The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease have been found in the Playboy Mansion’s grotto, the famed artificial cave that houses a whirlpool spa. The bacteria, legionella pneumophila, are a suspect in the illnesses among attendees of a...
  • Measles cases rising in California, health officials say

     
    As the summer vacation season nears, measles cases are on the rise in California, driven by unimmunized travelers infected elsewhere who are entering the state, health officials said Friday. "We see that as worrisome," Dr. Gilberto Chavez, deputy director...
  • CDC takes a cue from Twitter and promotes zombie -- and hurricane and earthquake -- preparedness

     
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency tasked with preventing pandemics and pushing flu shots, is now preparing the living for a zombie apocalypse. You heard right. In a Monday blog post, the normally staid agency has put......
  • Hunters and travelers, be aware

     
    Do you look forward to packing (and unpacking) your freezer with venison? Or do your tastes turn toward bangers and mash on the continent? In both cases, a new study shows, you're increasing your chances of exposure to "prion" diseases such as variant...
  • Circumcision debate: The medical and religious arguments against the anti-circumcision measure

     
    Both the editorial and Op-Ed pages have weighed in on the measure that would ban male circumcision in San Francisco if passed in November. Here are excerpts from two arguments against the proposition: The religious perspective: Still, there's something...
  • AIDS at 30: A reality check

     
    On the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of identifying AIDS, we’ve been reading personal stories by people whose lives were changed by the disease. Among them is a Sunday Op-Ed by Fenton Johnson, whose partner died from AIDS in 1990.......
  • E. coli outbreak in Europe not likely to affect U.S.

     
    The E. coli outbreak that has made hundreds of Europeans ill is unlikely to affect the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA officials haveĀ been in routine contact with the European Union and the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • California students must have whooping cough immunizations by fall

     
    More than 1,000 people in California have been infected with whooping cough this year, and health officials Friday encouraged the public to get immunizations against the bacterial disease. A new law goes into effect on July 1, requiring middle and......