| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Another influenza season is in the books, and overall it caused less sickness and death than flu seasons in the recent past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between Sept. 29, 2013, and May 17, 2014, a total...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:35 PM
UCF basketball was without two key pieces on Tuesday night at Temple.
Knights coach Donnie Jones remained home in Orlando with the flu and senior guard Isaiah Sykes did not play due to a foot injury, the school announced less than an hour before tip-...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans.
Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:11 PM
U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers.
In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep hearing about all the health benefits of probiotics. Are there any negative side effects? Do I need to talk to my doctor before I take them?
ANSWER: Some research has shown that taking probiotics may have health benefits. They...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain, said it will close 76 unprofitable stores around the country in the second half of the fiscal year.
The Deerfield, Ill., company has 8,210 stores nationwide, or 138 more than a year ago. Of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:28 AM
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke was walking around the clubhouse without a limp Friday morning, but declined to provide an update on his right calf muscle.
“I have no more comments about my injury,” he said politely.
A day earlier, Greinke was...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
There’s no good time to get the flu, but if it has to happen there are better times.
Carl Crawford tweaked his right shoulder at the plate Tuesday at Camelback Ranch and left the triple-A game against the Mariners after one at-bat. The Dodgers...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The wounded, the recovering and the expectant were all back at it Thursday at the Dodgers’ complex in Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, and the news appeared to be mostly good.
Josh Beckett, who’s not only coming off surgery to remove a rib that...