| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Five security personnel were killed and 34 wounded Wednesday evening when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden mini-truck into a mosque near a checkpoint in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, officials said....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Local leaders warned Tuesday that if voters approve a ballot measure to create an independent health department in the city of Los Angeles residents would immediately lose health protections until a new agency was established, and the expense could result...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:44 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A local Pakistani government handed down murder charges this week against a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, a move that could worsen already strained ties between Washington and Islamabad.
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
For many of us, this is a time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy.
For others, it's another week of wondering if there'll be enough food to keep the family fed.
At least 4 million Californians are struggling with what's called food insecurity...
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "Military gets into drug making," Nov. 24
When the Pentagon wants to use money intended for upgrading equipment for protecting troops in a chemical attack to instead make drugs and vaccines, who's really being served? Our private sector can handle...