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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

    CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean
    A mosquito-borne virus usually restricted to Africa and Asia has been detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, with 10 confirmed cases on the French side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, U.S. authorities have warned. With the...
  • Katie Couric and the celebrity medicine syndrome

     Katie Couric and the celebrity medicine syndrome
    An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer." ----...
  • The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough

    The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough
    Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
  • Polio worker, 2 police officers slain in Pakistan

    Polio worker, 2 police officers slain in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two policemen and a polio worker were killed by gunmen in separate incidents in restive northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said. In the first case, suspected militants fired at two policemen reportedly on their way to guard...
  • Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough

    Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough
    Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.  In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine
    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Fourth meningitis case has UC Santa Barbara students on edge

    Fourth meningitis case has UC Santa Barbara students on edge
    UC Santa Barbara students say a fourth case of meningitis confirmed on campus has left them feeling unsettled and paranoid. Four undergraduate students, three male and one female, became infected last month. Two of the students have recovered and are...