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Movember to raise men's health awareness

November 1 is the first day of what's become known as Movember. The month-long event raises awareness about prostate and testicular cancers. San Luis Obsipo men's lifestyle boutique, Jules D, is joining the movement. On Saturday, November 1, men can check in at the store with a clean face,... Read Story

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Oct 30, 2014 4:46 PM

Meningitis vaccine approved

The FDA has approved a new vaccine for the deadly type of meningitis that sickened students on two college campuses last year. The vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer, protects against serogroup-B, a form of bacterial meningitis that's fatal in 10-15% of patients. In 2013, outbreaks occurred at U.C. Santa... Read Story

Oct 29, 2014 3:34 PM

FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration says it cleared Pfizer's Trumenba to prevent a subtype of Meningococcal disease in people ages 10 to 25. The bacteria... Read Story

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Oct 29, 2014 2:37 PM

Stroke prevention guidelines revised

Ninety-percent of first-time strokes are caused by risk factors that can be changed, so the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated their prevention guidelines. The new recommendations include eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and low in red meats, dairy and... Read Story