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Health Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
Health Doctors hope for cure for LA baby born with HIV
"We don't know if the baby is in remission ... but it looks like that," said Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease specialist at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA who consulted on the girl's care.
Health Weekly report: No new flu deaths in Kern County
No new deaths were reported this week from "influenza-like illness" in Kern County. The Kern County Health Services Department releases updated figures each Tuesday. Reported deaths stayed at 20, while the hospitalized total inched up to 111 from 109 a week ago.
Health Boy raises $750,000 to help sick friend Boy raises $750,000 to help sick friend(Video)
A 7-year-old Los Angeles boy has raised $750,000 over the past year to help his best friend who's battling a rare life-threatening liver disease.
Health California health officials: TB, measles and polio-like outbreaks not linked
Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.
Health Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a snack maker? Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a snack maker?
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.
Health Polio-like disease appears in California children Polio-like disease appears in California children(Video)
An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven't identified any common causes connecting the cases.