| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Over the past seven months, Jheri Stratton has been quarantined in her house for a while, ordered to wear a mask to walk her dog, and monitored twice a week by a city Health Department official who watches to ensure that she swallows a handful of pills....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The desire to cough after inhaling the spicy substance in chili peppers can be soothed by a placebo, suggesting that coughing can be controlled by more sophisticated thought centers in the brain, according to a small new study....
| Jun 29, 2012
“The Obama White House is twice as bad as the Nixon White House ever was at cover-ups. Everything that gets done, President Obama wants to cover it up, and then he tries to turn around and blame it on somebody else. He’s the biggest con artist...
| Jan 27, 2012
Small business program boosts research, new technology
To the editor:
The legislative compromise on a short-term payroll tax extension dominated headlines in late December, but few journalists heralded a provision that was included in the bill that...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
"It's a cold," Dr. Babin would say in his thick Romanian accent. "They'll feel better in a week and a half or 10 days."
I guess the redundant axiom was the pediatrician's droll attempt to humor my mom. She'd receive the words from a healthy distance...
| Sep 21, 2012
It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it?
The answer to that question depends on whom you ask.
The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
LONDON (AP) - Global health officials are closely following a new respiratory virus related to SARS that is believed to have killed at least one person in Saudi Arabia and left another person in critical condition in Britain.
The germ is a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that bring us the common cold but also brought us Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - better known as SARS - back...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:51 PM
There`s a medical mystery in the air. No we`re not talking about West Nile. This one is across the pond.
It`s a new type of coronavirus, which is from the same virus family of the common cold and very closely related to SARS? Remember SARS? It stands for...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Meditating or exercising could drastically cut the number of days people feel sick and miss work due to respiratory illnesses like colds and the flu, according to new research.
The findings are based on a small study and...