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  • Epidemics and the global village

    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....
  • Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says

    Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says
    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...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    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. ...
  • UCF without coach Donnie Jones, star Isaiah Sykes at Temple

    UCF without coach Donnie Jones, star Isaiah Sykes at Temple
    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-...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    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...
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    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....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Talk to doctor before taking probiotics

    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...
  • Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West

    Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West
    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...
  • Dodgers notes: Zack Greinke update, Friday lineup

    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...
  • Now Dodgers' Carl Crawford is out with the flu

    Now Dodgers' Carl Crawford is out with the flu
    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...
  • Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett look improved, Matt Kemp still struggling

    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...