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  • NEWSMAKER Q & A: Singer Sarah Ayers, Lehigh Valley Music Awards winner

    NEWSMAKER Q & A: Singer Sarah Ayers, Lehigh Valley Music Awards winner
    Singer Sarah Ayers on March 8 won four categories at the 16th Lehigh Valley Music Awards: the fan's ballots choice for Best All-Around Performer and Best Singer-Songwriter and the industry's choice for Best Female Vocalist and Best Female Artist. That...
  • Three deaths linked to tainted ice cream in Kansas, prompting recall

    Three deaths linked to tainted ice cream in Kansas, prompting recall
    Three patients at a Kansas hospital have died after eating Blue Bell ice cream tainted with listeria, but food-borne illness was not the sole cause of their deaths, health officials said Saturday. “These people had been in and out of the...
  • American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital

    American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital
    An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is in serious condition after arriving at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S....
  • American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital

    An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is in serious condition after arriving at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S....
  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't...
  • Louisiana germ release likely due to lax use of lab garments

    The accidental release of dangerous bacteria at a Louisiana research center probably occurred because workers were lax about how they wore protective garments in the lab where the germ was kept, federal officials said Friday. However, officials with...
  • New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure

    New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure
    After killing at least 9,936 people and infecting more than 24,202, the Ebola epidemic appears to be running out of steam. And for some medical researchers, this hard-won progress poses a problem. The Ebola virus has retreated so dramatically in...
  • More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

    Ebola's toll moved beyond 10,000 deaths Thursday even as researchers warned of yet another threat to hard-hit West Africa: On the heels of the unprecedented devastation, large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases could move into the...
  • German court orders vaccination cynic to pay for virus proof

    A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. Biologist Stefan Lanka made the offer on his website in 2011,...
  • 'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

    Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life. Together, documentarian Hogan and actress...
  • Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination

    Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination
    Finding a preschool might seem at first like just another routine chore of parenthood, another box to check off right about the time your kid turns 2 or 3. But the process is actually quite arduous, with everything from cost (can you afford a second...