| Aug 13, 2013
Re "Take your shots, L.A.," Opinion, Aug. 11
Dr. Nina Shapiro is right on in lamenting the sorry state of childhood immunization in California because of the state's misguided "personal beliefs" opt-out provision. "Personal beliefs " are little...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A transfusion of blood tainted with West Nile virus most likely caused the death of a hospitalized cancer patient in 2012, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
About 100 cases of West Nile virus infection -- and a dozen deaths -- could have been prevented last year if public health officials in Dallas had kept track of the proportion of infected mosquitoes caught in traps, a new study says.
A detailed analysis...
| Jul 6, 2013
Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
| Jun 22, 2013
There came a moment, at a dinner party, when actor Elisabeth Rohm felt "an impulse of camaraderie" and chose the chance to ease another woman's distress over a secret she had carefully guarded. Rohm told the group that she had become pregnant through in...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A 51-year-old man from Fountain Valley and a 55-year-old man from La Habra both died of influenza during the last week of December, said Deanne Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:22 PM
At least five people in California have died as state officials announced Friday that the flu has reached "widespread levels."...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Six people ranging in age from 49 to 92 have died from influenza in San Diego County, health officials said Tuesday....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The severe flu that spread across the U.S. has arrived in California and is causing illnesses and hospitalizations in much of the state....