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  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • Pictures in the News | October 25, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Newport Beach, where a bodysurfer gets launched down a wave at the Wedge, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the popular surf spot. Also in the Southland, a man...
  • John W. Bunting III, AIDS activist

    John W. Bunting III, AIDS activist
    John W. Bunting III, a former program specialist for the state Department of Social Services who was an HIV/AIDS activist, died Nov. 5 of heart failure at his Sutton Place Apartments home. He was 69. The son of a salesman and a school teacher, John...
  • Southern High students' horse sense leads to national FFA accolades

    Southern High students' horse sense leads to national FFA accolades
    Southern High School senior Brooke Catterton can stare at a field of thoroughbreds and, in a head-to-hoof analysis, straightaway tell you which horses would likely have injury-free racing careers. In fact, the member of the school's Future Farmers of...
  • Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis. The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden is charged with murder

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A local Pakistani government handed down murder charges this week against a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, a move that could worsen already strained ties between Washington and Islamabad. Dr. Shakil...
  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols. Many of the changes have...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • Food insecurity shows no sign of improvement

    Food insecurity shows no sign of improvement
    For many of us, this is a time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it's another week of wondering if there'll be enough food to keep the family fed. At least 4 million Californians are struggling with what's called food insecurity...
  • Letters: Defense dollars and battlefield realities

    Re "Military gets into drug making," Nov. 24 When the Pentagon wants to use money intended for upgrading equipment for protecting troops in a chemical attack to instead make drugs and vaccines, who's really being served? Our private sector can handle...