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  • Deadly L.A.-area meningitis cases raise concerns in gay community

    Deadly L.A.-area meningitis cases raise concerns in gay community
    As three people were confirmed dead this week after having contracted meningitis in Los Angeles County, at least one medical expert said there is a "pretty strong signal" that men who have sex with men are at increased risk for the rare bacterial...
  • An FDA success story on antibiotics

    An FDA success story on antibiotics
    Skeptics scoffed late last year when the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock. Most of the antibiotic use in this country is in the agriculture industry, with the drugs routinely added to animal...
  • Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

    Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men
    Three gay men who contracted meningitis have died of the disease, officials said Thursday, heightening calls in West Hollywood and beyond that people get vaccinated. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health began providing free vaccinations...
  • 3 gay men die of meningitis; L.A. County recommends vaccinations

    3 gay men die of meningitis; L.A. County recommends vaccinations
    Three gay men who contracted meningitis have died from the disease, officials said Thursday, heightening calls in West Hollywood and beyond that people get vaccinated. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health began providing free vaccinations...
  • 3 gay men die of meningitis in L.A. County

    3 gay men die of meningitis in L.A. County
    Three gay men sickened from meningitis in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday. The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county...
  • Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them

    Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes -- the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts....
  • County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men

    County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men
    Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination. All men who have sex with men, whether...
  • '5-a-day' might not be enough to ward off disease, scientists say

    '5-a-day' might not be enough to ward off disease, scientists say
    Not that most people are eating even five servings of fruit and vegetables every day — but that might not be enough to get the best protection from disease and early death, said researchers who also found that vegetables do more good than fruit....
  • UCLA hospitals serve antibiotic-free meat in fight against superbugs

    UCLA hospitals serve antibiotic-free meat in fight against superbugs
    Visitors and patients at UCLA hospitals probably won’t notice what’s gone missing from the chili, hamburgers and chicken dishes they order for lunch. But by putting antibiotic-free ground beef, ground beef patties and chicken breasts on...
  • Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications

     Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications
    Monday is the last day to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Covered California statewide health exchange. But even for many of those already enrolled, the challenges are just beginning. Consider, for instance, the work to be done...
  • Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles

    Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the last few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...