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Flu shot may also help your heart

If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up ...

Vigorous workouts, but not work, tied to blood pressure

Exercising for fun may lower the risk of high blood pressure, but heavy lifting on the job does not offer the same benefit, according to a new review of the evidence.

Human milk purchased via the Internet may contain high levels of bacteria

In the study, “Microbial Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet,” published in the November 2013 issue of Pediatrics, researchers purchased 102 cross-sectional samples of human milk through a popular U.S. milk-sharing website.

L.A. City councilmen push to ban GMO's

No GMOs. That’s the message from Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell, who introduced a motion today to ban the growing or selling of genetically modified seeds or plants in Los Angeles.

Teaching sleep tips to parents seems to help kids with autism

Sleep education for parents of children with autism helps improve the youngsters’ behavior and quality of life, according to a new study.

Immune protein found to block HIV spread in some people

One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body’s defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study.

Healthcare.gov users have been plagued by glitches and error messages

For nearly two weeks, I was a failure — a complete and utter failure. Ever since October 1, when Healthcare.gov went live, I’ve tried to go on the site and enroll.

AIDS Walk LA raises more than $2.5 million for service organizations

More than 25,000 people walked 10 kilometers through West Hollywood and the Fairfax district Sunday in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, raising in excess of $2.5 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other Los Angeles County-based ...

Champions for Coverage help Americans understand health insurance marketplace

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently recognized more than 900 Champions for Coverage nationwide.

Fat-burning supplement OxyElite pulled, linked to liver failure

Hawaii health officials are asking stores to pull a fat-burning supplement from shelves after officials linked it to cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis in 29 people.

Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted chicken

A Salmonella outbreak linked to a California poultry producer has sickened approximately 278 people in 18 states, health officials say. As of Tuesday morning, no recall had been issued.

Huntington Memorial and Shriners to start pediatric partnership

Huntington Memorial Hospital has entered into an agreement with Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California to provide inpatient surgical services for its pediatric patients, it was announced today.

Cocaine use can make otherwise resistant immune cells susceptible to HIV

In many ways, the spread of HIV has been fueled by substance abuse. Shared needles and drug users’ high-risk sexual behaviors are just some of the ways that narcotics such as cocaine have played a key role in the AIDS ...

Obamacare’s coverage gap: The poor caught in between

I met a woman named Yvonne in Greenville, South Carolina, where the CNN Express was reporting on the rollout of Obamacare. Yvonne had a big smile and was very excited — you couldn’t miss her.

Cancer workshop focuses on prevention, detection and intervention

Statistics show breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American and Hispanic/Latina women.