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Measles quarantine issued at two California universities

A measles quarantine was ordered Thursday at two public universities in Los Angeles in an effort to try to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. The order was issued at UCLA and Cal State LA for students and staff exposed to a confirmed case of measles and who cannot prove they have been…MORE

How quiet headphones and visual guides help autistic patients get better health care

For most people, a visit to the doctor is fairly routine. But for individuals with autism, it can be a harrowing experience. Autism causes greater sensitivity to one’s surroundings, so an unfamiliar or busy environment like a doctor’s office or hospital can be overwhelming. People with autism can have difficulties communicating, making it a challenge…MORE

Experimental treatment for peanut allergy increases anaphylaxis risk, study finds

An experimental treatment for peanut allergy may actually multiply someone’s risk for serious allergic reactions — much like the ones it aims to prevent, according to a new analysis. The paper, published Thursday in the Lancet, found that people taking oral immunotherapy — microdoses of peanut allergen meant to partly desensitize patients over time —…MORE

Trump administration may soon remove transgender health care protections

The Trump administration may soon introduce proposed regulations that could allow health care providers, hospitals and insurers to discriminate against transgender patients, according to equality advocates. They say officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are rewriting an Obamacare rule that exists to provide protection. The new proposal, they say, could come as…MORE

‘Kissing bug’ case in Delaware raises alarm for summer

A bloodsucking “kissing bug” bit a Delaware girl on the face last summer while she was watching television. Now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the incident the first confirmed identification of the bug in the state. Triatoma sanguisuga, often called the “kissing bug” because it usually bites around the eyes…MORE

Foodborne disease infections are on the rise. Here are the most common

Every so often, the food in your fridge winds up in the news when there’s an outbreak of illness linked to what we eat. A new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report details the foodborne illnesses that struck most often in 2018. Researchers identified campylobacter, a bacteria most often found in chicken, raw…MORE

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, opera singer who had 2 lung transplants, dies

Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said. “Our beloved Charity passed peacefully with her husband, mother, and siblings at her side and sunshine on her face,” the family said in a statement on Facebook on Wednesday. “Our hearts are broken. In this moment, the…MORE

The world is sadder and angrier than ever, major study finds

It’s not just you; the world really is getting more miserable. People worldwide are sadder, angrier and more fearful than ever before, according to a major analysis of global well-being. All three emotions rose to record levels in 2018, for the second consecutive year, in Gallup’s annual Global State of Emotions report. On the bright…MORE

Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too. “It’s important to appreciate that when you have a couple challenged with infertility, in about 40% to 50% of the time, we…MORE