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Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 02:38 PM PDT

Measles Outbreak Causes Quarantine at UCLA and Cal State LA. Here's What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak Causes Quarantine at UCLA and Cal State LA. Here's What You Need to Know

County health officials have quarantined a number of students at UCLA who were possibly exposed to measles, and they also Thursday announced another case of measles in a person who flew in and out of Los Angeles...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 01:37 PM PDT

Starbucks to Install More Needle Disposal Boxes in Bathrooms Nationwide

Starbucks to Install More Needle Disposal Boxes in Bathrooms Nationwide

As the opioid crisis continues to affect millions of Americans, Starbucks says it will move forward with plans to install more needle-disposal boxes in select store bathrooms nationwide. The move, which the...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:53 AM PDT

Why Californians Traveling Internationally Should Get a Measles Vaccination

Why Californians Traveling Internationally Should Get a Measles Vaccination

Measles case in the U.S. have climbed to their highest level in 25 years. There have been 38 cases of measles in California and, of those, 14 cases were international travelers and 22 were due to spread from...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 04:16 PM PDT

Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption Bill

Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption Bill

Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM PDT

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:36 AM PDT

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:23 AM PDT

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 03:41 AM PDT

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 04:52 PM PDT

Officials Offering Free Vaccinations to Contain Measles

Officials Offering Free Vaccinations to Contain Measles

Los Angeles County health officials are working to reach out to more than 1,500 people who may have been exposed to measles by five people with confirmed cases of the highly contagious infection, focusing on...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 05:29 PM PDT

Indictment: Ex-CEO Ignored Red Flags as Opioid Crisis Raged

Indictment: Ex-CEO Ignored Red Flags as Opioid Crisis Raged

The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the...

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