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  • Flu is now 'widespread' in Virginia

    Flu is now 'widespread' in Virginia
    As if on cue, flu season in Virginia hit a "widespread" level this week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, directly mirroring last year's timeline. The Northern and Eastern Regions, which includes the Peninsula, are the areas in the...
  • Panthers prepare for Penguins and try to avoid mumps

    The Panthers have certainly taken their lumps from the superstar-laden Penguins over the years, but never have they left Steel City with the mumps. They hope their mump-less streak continues. Friday they practiced at the Consol Energy Center, where...
  • FDA approves Cubists' drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Cubist Pharmaceutical Inc's drug to treat complicated urinary tract and intra-abdominal infections won U.S. approval on Friday, highlighting the regulator's interest in tackling the growing threat of the so-called superbugs. Cubist shares were up 1.9...
  • Legionnaires' case confirmed in Middle River nursing home

    Legionnaires' case confirmed in Middle River nursing home
    The Baltimore County health department said Friday it is monitoring for Legionnaires' disease at Oakwood Care Center, a 130-bed nursing home in Middle River, after one case was confirmed. Legionnaires' disease is a kind of pneumonia caused by bacteria...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from...
  • CDC urges avoiding caramel apples after deadly listeria outbreak

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans not to eat packaged caramel-coated apples, the suspected source of a multi-state listeria outbreak that's killed at least four people. As of Thursday, 28 people in 10 states...
  • Why Must Society Accept Untreated Mental Illness?

    Why Must Society Accept Untreated Mental Illness?
    The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit Monday. The suit charged Bushmaster Firearms International, Camfour Inc. and Riverview Gun Sales with wrongful death in the 2012 tragedy that left 20 children and six...
  • Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states,...
  • Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley

    Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley
    The flu — and a particularly nasty strain not necessarily covered by the vaccine — is gaining momentum in the Lehigh Valley. Health Network Laboratories in Allentown, which processes flu tests for much of the region, has reported a...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Most states unprepared to handle infectious disease outbreaks, health group says

    WASHINGTON Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases"...