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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says
    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...
  • Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise

    Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise
    For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
  • Microscopic image offers clues to HIV riddle

    Microscopic image offers clues to HIV riddle
    Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem. Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
  • Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

    Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish
    Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb. Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
  • Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

    In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California

    More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California
    Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s 2013...
  • Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

    Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'
    Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
  • CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California

    CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California
    In an interview with The Times,  U.S. Centers for Disease Control  Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians. The CDC chief -- along with...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories
    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...