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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death

    Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death
    Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds. For some time, researchers have suspected...
  • L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season

    L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death of the 2013-2014 influenza season. The victim, a woman who lived in the San Fernando Valley, was infected with an influenza B strain, the Department of Public Health reported Friday. The...
  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds
    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits

    Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits
    Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot. A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination. He later...
  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form

    Health officers group voices concern over vaccine exemption form
    Two days after the California Department of Public Health released its new form requiring parents who want to exempt their kids from required vaccinations to speak with a doctor, an association of public health officers is voicing concern over an option...
  • 9 million Syrians need help before winter, U.N. says

    9 million Syrians need help before winter, U.N. says
    BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....
  • U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches

    U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches
    BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...
  • The Lyme disease battle

    The Lyme disease battle
    There is a subculture in America you may know little about. Its members are haunted by a slender, twisting, tick-borne germ known as Borrelia burgdorferi, the microbe responsible for Lyme disease, and they are trying desperately to warn us that we are all...