| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:07 PM
By Meredith Davis
CHICAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Merck Animal Health, a division
of Merck & Co., entered into a 12-month research
agreement with Utrecht University to develop a vaccine for
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), a deadly pig virus...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:41 AM
State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children.
Seventeen deaths occurred in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Eighteen state legislatures, including California's, have considered exemptions to immunization mandates in the last several years — and the issue remains a topic of debate, researchers said Tuesday.
Most of the bills introduced in those 18 states...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The statistics show flu is winding down across Pennsylvania, but experts warn the virus suddenly is packing a life-threatening punch in the Lehigh Valley.
The heads of infectious diseases at Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke's University...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small.
The letter from...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed.
The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University.
University officials said Friday...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study.
Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:29 PM
No importa la edad. A cualquiera le puede dar un infarto. No importa el sexo. Todos deben estar alerta para no morir de un ataque cardiaco.
A los 21 años de edad, Alexandra Khamissian, de origen cubano y residente de Miami Lakes, sufrió un paro cardiaco...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
"I can't believe this," said Neil Greenbaum, waving the newspaper at his wife. "They're starting another big push for this stupid Hamilton Crossings scheme in Lower Macungie Township."
"Coooostco," said his wife.
"Who in his right mind would offer tax...