| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 -- suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms -- and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
A virus may play a role,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:40 AM
You want that steak wit' or wit'out? If you're ordering at Geno's, you can now get them wit' - with the proper business and health licenses, that is.
Seems that the famous cheesesteak palace at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue had been operating with an...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A donation of $12,017.71 has been awarded by Westfarms to the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Behavioral Health Network (BHN) to support public outreach education efforts through HHC's Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program. The gift is the result of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The state mental health commissioner is fighting efforts by freedom of information advocates to undo a law — which they say passed under last-minute, "murky circumstances" in 2011 — that blocks historians' research into Civil War soldiers...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Just as California's record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived — measles.
Fifteen Californians have come down with...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:46 PM
An Ellicott City man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing to death prominent businessman and blogger Dennis Lane, whose daughter asked for the killing because she was "sick" of her father, according to prosecutors.
Jason A. Bulmer, 20, pleaded guilty to...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:35 AM
* Depression affects 350 million people worldwide
* Biomarker means screening could find teenagers at risk
* Early intervention, treatment can limit mental illness
By Kate Kelland
LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - British brain scientists have
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Companies that make generic drugs, the medications most Americans buy, are fighting to kill a proposed federal regulation that would require them for the first time to warn patients of all the known health risks of each drug they sell....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Twenty children or adolescents were hospitalized for firearm-related injuries every day in 2009, and 453 died of their wounds, a new report says.
The study provides one of the most comprehensive recent efforts to tally the number of children hurt...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has decided to delay action on the interim recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection until a final report is issued in April.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas signaled that he would...