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  • Free HPV vaccine program in Australia a success story
    Free HPV vaccine program in Australia a success story
    The quadrivalent vaccine (four-type protection) Gardasil, known as Silgard in Europe, prevents four human papilloma virus (HPV) types: HPV 16 and 18, which can cause cervical cancer, as well as HPV 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts....
  • UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    Inflammatory bowel disease can occur at any age and is more common among adults. However, about 25% of cases develop in individuals18 years or younger, and some of these cases are early-onset ulcerative colitis. Children who develop the disease...
  • Treating stomach cancer with Botox
    Treating stomach cancer with Botox
    Stomach cancer is a deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), overall, only 29% of individuals diagnosed with stomach cancer will be alive five years later. The ACS estimates for the US in 2014 that approximately 22,220 cases...
  • 'The Country Girl': Georgie Finds The Bottles
    A Second Look at 'The Country Girl'
    The author has written about 1954's The Country Girl before, but in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, it deserves a second look.The film stars William Holden, Grace Kelly, and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dodd (Holden) needs to find a lead for...
  • Tributes need suicide prevention initiatives
    Robin Williams' suicide may impact suicide prevention initiatives
    Robin Williams' depression ended in tragedy, when the actor took his own life. Will his death impact suicide prevention initiatives?Described as "battling demons" throughout his life, Robin Williams was among 38,000 Americans who...
  • RIP Robin Williams
    Depression is a Disease, not a Decision.
    Depression is a disease that currently plagues millions of people. Why does it seem like some of these stereotypes continue to cling to certain scenarios, and people despite the fact that it is the year Two Thousand and Fourteen… I feel...
  • Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poverty can have a negative impact on one’s health in many ways. Now, a new UCLA study reports that poor individuals with diabetes up to 10 times likelier undergo an amputation of a toe, foot or leg than wealthier diabetics. Sadly, earlier...
  • AT&T and "Don't Be a Bully" month
    AT&T recommends apps for national “Don’t Be a Bully” month
    August is national "Don't Be a Bully" month and AT&T wants everyone to know that they take this issue seriously.Kids today deal with it in our schools, on the streets and on their smartphones.About nine out of ten teens have a...
  • Kids’ favorite foods can cause serious choking
    Kids’ favorite foods can cause serious choking
    UCLA surgeon Dr. Nina Shapiro notes that most parents are totally unaware that their children’s favorite foods can pose choking hazards. She describes a typical case. Fifteen-month old Landon Jones was walking around eating a handful of nuts...
  • Soy reported to reduce atherosclerosis development
    Soy reported to reduce atherosclerosis development
    Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries is a common problem in postmenopausal women that can lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes. In addition, some premenopausal women have a significant degree of atherosclerosis....
  • Free UCLA event focused on preventing high school sports head injuries
    Free UCLA event focused on preventing high school sports head injuries
    Each year, 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions result from sports injuries in the United States and almost nine 9% of all US high school sports injuries involve concussions. In recent years, much attention has been focused on reducing the incidence of...
  • Breast cancer awareness pink ribbon
    High cholesterol raises risk of breast cancer
    Hyperlipidaemia increased the risk of breast cancer by 1.64 timesOver the past few years, population studies have suggested an association between obesity and breast cancer. A study in May of this year also found that obesity may raise the risk of...
  • Teaching living skills
    "Let's Capacitate!"
    The two energetic, former AmeriCorps workers and now co-directors of the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Dmitriy Usher and Mariangel Ayala lit up when asked about their agency slogan, “Let’s Capacitate!” “It means to make...
  • Young woman eating green apple
    Adopting a healthy lifestyle can control or reverse heart disease
    Unhealthy lifestyle changes linked to increased risk for atherosclerosisThe benefits of healthy habits are well established. These benefits include boosting mood, weight control and combating diseases. However, it is uncertain whether making...
  • Professional Fireworks Display
    4th of July fireworks safety
    The sound of fireworks has been steadily growing as we approach the July 4th holiday. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month...