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Routine immunizations administered to children over the last 20 years will add up to nearly $1.7 trillion in savings, the CDC says.

Childhood vaccines save 731,700 lives and $1.7 trillion, CDC says

How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines...

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go...

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put...

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being...

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Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

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Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for...

FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common...

More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten&...

No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop...

Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach

Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach

Long Beach health officials are warning residents of a sharp increase in whooping cough cases in the city.

Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins

Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins

City officials are starting to pore over thousands of signatures to determine whether a proposal for a Los Angeles city...

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a...

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific...

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor...

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended...

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