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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless

    Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless
    Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday. The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views
    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn

    Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn
    State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year. The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
  • Aides to Hillary Clinton in 1993: No lunch, and show 'driving determination'

    Aides to Hillary Clinton in 1993: No lunch, and show 'driving determination'
    Hillary Clinton’s ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through...
  • About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says
    Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study
    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says

    U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says
    The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study. Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
  • California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough

    California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough
    Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County. Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
  • UC Berkeley student exposes Bay Area to measles, officials say

    UC Berkeley student exposes Bay Area to measles, officials say
    Bay Area officials say scores of commuters and other residents may have recently been exposed to measles after a UC Berkeley student who has the virus attended classes and took public transit. The student, who was not identified, took a Bay Area Rapid...