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  • Hey kids, pizza don’t be a bully
    Hey kids, pizza don’t be a bully
    October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To support the campaign, zpizza is partnering with local schools nationwide, including Southern California, to launch the Nice zSlice program whereby teachers reward children for exhibiting kindness...
  • German school-based eating disorder prevention program showing effectiveness.
    German program shows potential for school-based eating disorder prevention
    A pound of prevention is worth an ounce of cure; this somewhat trite expression has been newly vindicated with results released Oct. 13 from a German program for school-based eating disorder prevention. A one-year evaluation of this program...
  • Anticipating Tropical Storm Gonzalo Berfore Charting Course For Cuba
    Never give up: An interview with transatlantic rower Victor Mooney
    Transatlantic rower Victor Mooney arrived for a pit stop in the Dominican Republic during the Columbus Day weekend. On Monday, October 13, 2014, he agreed to a short interview with a journalist from Examiner.com.Mr. Mooney stated that he became...
  • Rock the Block for Breast Cancer Awareness
    What's new for 'Breast Cancer Awareness 2014?'
    Some people may wonder when enough Cancer Awareness is enough. Every September and October there's a gigantic push and support worldwide getting people involved in sharing information, education, products, services, and healthcare options and...
  • Primerdesign Limited announces most accurate Ebola test known
    Primerdesign Limited announces most accurate Ebola test known
    Primerdesign Limited in association with the University of Southampton announced the development of the fastest, most accurate, and least expensive test for the Ebola virus that has been developed to date at the Primerdesign website on Oct. 10,...
  • Second possible Ebola patient in Dallas
    Ebola points out the value of broader health care
    Thomas Duncan died on Oct. 8, 2014 in Dallas, TX from Ebola virus. Gov. Rick Perry announced the formation of a task force on Oct. 6, 2014 to attempt to stop the spread of Ebola in Texas. Duncan's body will be cremated as a safe way to handle...
  • The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    Major media attention has focused on the Ebola virus, with opinions ranging from “It’s no big deal” to “It might infect us all.” Obviously, neither extreme is an appropriate description. On October 7, the Journal of...
  • Infection control measures necessary to prevent spread of Ebola
    Lessons learned from 1976 Ebola outbreak: Change practices
    Ebola outbreaks can be reduced by taking measures to lower community transmission and changing behavior in people living in affected areas, according to a group of researchers who dealt with the first known outbreak of Ebola in 1976.A recently...
  • 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...