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A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif.  California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy people have been infected.  [Associated Press]

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on antivaccine movement (w/video)

LOS ANGELES — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70 people in six states and Mexico have fallen ill sinc …

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  1. Measles outbreak casts spotlight on antivaccine movement (w/video)

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

    A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif.  California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy people have been infected.  [Associated Press]
  2. Take a hike for fitness, fun

    Health

    It took a backpacking trip to get Jim Burgasser back into running.

    Hikers, from left, Darry Jackson, Terry Tomalin and Aaron Freedman, explore the Big Cypress National Preserve.
  3. Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops has an antioxidant perk

    Health

    Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world but it has amazing culinary and medical properties. The small crocus plant with purple flowers and three stamens is handpicked throughout the Mediterranean and India. About 150,000 flowers are needed to produce 1 kilogram of dry spice (2.2 pounds).

    Special to the Times The saffron in Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops contains the antioxidant safranal.
  4. Enjoy the big game with Buffalo Chicken and Kale-Stuffed Mushrooms

    Health

    I love mushrooms because they are meaty and satisfying, yet an entire cup has just 15 tiny calories (and 2 grams of protein). Plus, they offer a dose of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

    The flavors of a Buffalo wing, along with kale, are stuffed into a mushroom cap, then baked.
  5. Study: Hugs can boost resistance to illness, among other benefits

    Health

    You'll get no argument from most people, especially on a cold winter's night, that hugs make you feel warm inside.

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  6. Embrace a healthy lifestyle to help reduce cancer risk

    Health

    Cancer can be seen as striking haphazardly, but research over the past 40 years shows that lifestyle factors often play a huge role in the incidence and severity of many cancers. Dr. Graham Colditz, a disease-prevention expert at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., has compiled a list of …

  7. Study on e-cigarettes finds risk of cancer-causing chemical

    Research

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could release much more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, lab tests suggest.
  8. Be on thought patrol as you work to achieve weight, health control

    Health

    Successful weight management requires a good attitude, and a good attitude requires positive and logical thinking.

    Lavinia Rodriguez
  9. If food is your reward, you can't win

    Health

    If you've ever exercised to lose weight, there's a good chance the following thought has crossed your mind: "I worked out so hard. I deserve a treat!" It's also pretty likely that you indulged postworkout in some food you'd deemed forbidden, or consumed more than usual, and in so doing ate back all the calories you …

    Giving dog a treat.
  10. As deadline looms, Florida Marketplace health insurance enrollees near 1.3-million

    Health

    With a month to go before the annual open enrollment period ends, federal officials announced Wednesday that nearly 1.3-million Floridians have signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15. "Time is running out,'' said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. …