| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You really should get a flu shot.
But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash.
Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:46 PM
LIVINGSTON, Calif. — With his company's poultry sales plunging after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of consumers, the head of Foster Farms has apologized for the biggest food safety lapse in the family firm's history.
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Those watching Jenny McCarthy's debut on ABC's "The View" this morning should keep in mind one thing: She's not qualified in the least to give you advice on vaccinating your children.
McCarthy, the model and TV personality who moonlights as the anti-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whopping cough are one of the causes of the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Effective this influenza season, healthcare workers in Los Angeles County will be required to receive immunizations against influenza or wear a protective mask while in contact with patients.
In an order issued by Public Health director Dr. Jonathan...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins near Yosemite National Park, where thousands of firefighters on Monday entered a 10th day of trying to slow the pace of the massive Rim fire as it spreads across dry, rugged terrain near Yosemite, threatening thousands...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
A team of microbiologists from Stanford University and...