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  • Fourth meningitis case confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Fourth meningitis case confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    Officials are suspending fraternity events and parties at UC Santa Barbara after a fourth student was diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced the fourth case Monday. All four...
  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • Sandy Hook report: Lanza responsible for rampage, motive remains mystery

    Sandy Hook report: Lanza responsible for rampage, motive remains mystery
    NEW YORK -- Adam Lanza, whose shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 first-graders and six adults dead, acted with deliberation despite his mental health problems and is criminally responsible for the attack that horrified the...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    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...
  • Third meningitis case confirmed among students at UC Santa Barbara

    Third meningitis case confirmed among students at UC Santa Barbara
    A third UC Santa Barbara student has been diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis, public health officials announced Thursday. The first two confirmed cases of meningococcal disease were of male students, the first one of whom fell ill Nov....
  • Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations

    Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations
    Some of the nation's most influential cardiologists are challenging new recommendations that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication to reduce their chances of a heart attack or stroke. The guidelines issued last week...
  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say
    Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
  • Multiple military deployments in families may raise teen suicide risk

    Multiple military deployments in families may raise teen suicide risk
    Teenagers with family members in the military were more likely to contemplate suicide if their relatives were deployed overseas multiple times, according to researchers from USC. After analyzing survey data from 14,299 secondary school students in...
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation vs. L.A. County

     AIDS Healthcare Foundation vs. L.A. County
    How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
  • Labor, business groups oppose L.A. city health department measure

    Labor, business groups oppose L.A. city health department measure
    Labor, business groups and medical organizations have banded together in opposition to a measure by a prominent AIDS healthcare group that would force the city of Los Angeles to cut ties with the county's health department and start up a health agency...
  • Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

    Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say
    Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...