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Vaccines

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  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high

    Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
    The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely. Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
  • Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form

    Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form
    Two days after the California Department of Public Health released its new form requiring parents who want to exempt their kids from required vaccinations to speak with a doctor, an association of public health officers is voicing concern over an option...
  • EatingWell: Do you know what it means to buy organic?

    When it comes to buying organic, questions abound. Here are some answers: 1. What is organic? Does organic mean no genetically modified organisms (GMO)? The definition of "organic," according to the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), is that animal...
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said. The...
  • The truth? Obama told a whopper

    The truth? Obama told a whopper
    Here's what President Barack Obama should have said, "If you like your insurance plan you can keep it — if it's not a junk policy." He could have used more elegant language than that, but you get the idea. Instead, as everyone who follows the...
  • Speaking 2 languages can help keep dementia at bay

    People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one -- even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients. The study is the largest to date to...
  • We don't need trans fats -- or even nastier stuff in our food

    We don't need trans fats -- or even nastier stuff in our food
    Of all the restrictions on food the Food and Drug Administration could propose, a rule that would, in effect, eliminate artificial trans fats is probably one of the easiest regulations to accomplish these days. The partially hydrogenated oils, which...
  • More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids

    While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...
  • Letter: Canceling Burbank Leader subscription is poor taste

    I find myself amused that people want to cancel their newspaper subscription based upon a one editorial. We live in a free society where open and free discussions are supposed to rule the land. Perhaps those that want to cancel their daily paper are...
  • In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early

    The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so. Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...