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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • Ann Romney takes her turn onstage with cookbook aiding brain research

    Ann Romney takes her turn onstage with cookbook aiding brain research
    With homespun recipes from “Mitt’s meatloaf cakes” to "banana trash pudding," Ann Romney’s new cookbook, "The Romney Family Table," has been a brisk seller since its recent debut, topping Amazon’s list as the bestselling...
  • Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.

    Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.
    Nearly 1 in 10 young Americans between ages 14 and 21 acknowledges having perpetrated an act of sexual violence at least once, and 4% of a nationally representative sample of American kids reported attempting or completing rape, a new study finds. While...
  • Two dead in latest attack on Pakistani polio workers

    Two dead in latest attack on Pakistani polio workers
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said. The explosion in a suburb of...
  • Unvaccinated children helped fuel whooping cough outbreak, data show

    Unvaccinated children helped fuel whooping cough outbreak, data show
    Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say. Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
  • E-cigarette use among U.S. students doubles in one year, study finds

    E-cigarette use among U.S. students doubles in one year, study finds
    One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011. The sharp increase has public...
  • Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

    Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'
    Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
  • CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California

    CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California
    In an interview with The Times,  U.S. Centers for Disease Control  Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians. The CDC chief -- along with...
  • Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

    In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California

    More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California
    Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s 2013...
  • Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

    Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish
    Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb. Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...