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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year

    California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year
    Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed. The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
  • UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students

    UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students
    Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University. University officials said Friday...
  • Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

    Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season
    State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children. Seventeen deaths occurred in...
  • Medical bills are a burden for more than 1 in 4 families, CDC says

    Medical bills are a burden for more than 1 in 4 families, CDC says
    A crushing medical bill can cause money problems not just for a cash-strapped patient but for his or her entire family. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show more than one in four U.S. families recently experienced a...
  • Flu activity rises across state and L.A. County, health officials say

    Flu activity rises across state and L.A. County, health officials say
    Following an uptick in flu activity across the state, California Department of Public Health officials said Friday that influenza activity here was “widespread,” and urged Californians to obtain a flu immunization if they hadn’t done...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research

    Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research
    The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
  • Coachella Valley man who died tested positive for swine flu

    A 30-year-old Coachella Valley man who died at a hospital this week tested positive for the H1N1 virus, according to the Riverside County Health Department. The case marks the first influenza-related death of the flu season in Riverside County, health...
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap

    Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap
    Invasive lung cancer, still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claimed fewer lives over the five-year period ending in 2009, says a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by the...