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  • Whooping cough risks and symptoms

    Whooping cough risks and symptoms
    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
  • Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago

    Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago
    A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking. Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
  • Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells -- in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.

    Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells --  in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.
    Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
  • A closer look: How Ecstasy harms

    A closer look: How Ecstasy harms
    Los Angeles is earning a reputation as a hotbed of raves — those dance parties that sometimes last all night and feature pulsing electronic music, light shows and recreational drugs. In addition to drawing tens of thousands of young people to...
  • Don't diet, bribe or beg

    Don't diet, bribe or beg
    When Oakland, Calif., mom Patricia Miranda's oldest son, Eduardo, was declared overweight and diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 5, she knew something about the family's eating habits had to change. But she didn't know where to start. "I never got...
  • Livestock in U.S. gobble up the antibiotics [Updated]

    The U.S.-raised animals we eat consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in the last year alone, according to a first-ever Food and Drug Administration accounting of antimicrobial drug use by the American livestock industry. The release of the...
  • FDA Cites Dirty Equipment in Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak

    FDA Cites Dirty Equipment in Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak
    WASHINGTON, DC (KTLA) -- The Food and Drug Administration has isolated the exact source of the deadly listeria outbreak in 12 states. The outbreak is blamed for 25 deaths, and 123 illnesses. It was traced to consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • Colonoscopies not the gold standard?

    Colonoscopies not the gold standard?
    Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years. "Just...
  • Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked

    Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded a recall of ground turkey after more batches tested positive for Salmonella. Cargill issued a voluntary recall of over 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday after a test sample at an...
  • Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought

    Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought
    A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers. Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...