| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
A health alert for people in Kosciusko and Starke Counties.
The Indiana Department of Health confirmed the West Nile Virus has been found in pools of mosquitoes there.
West Nile has now spread to 12 counties around the state.
One human case of the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Birds can have a huge impact on a dairy farm's profitability if they aren't controlled.
“For example, starlings consume about 1.8 pounds of feed per month,” says J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist. “One...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
About 100 cases of West Nile virus infection -- and a dozen deaths -- could have been prevented last year if public health officials in Dallas had kept track of the proportion of infected mosquitoes caught in traps, a new study says.
A detailed analysis...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- As South Africans continued their long and painful vigil Tuesday for critically ill elder statesman Nelson Mandela, his family was in court in a Shakespearean battle over the bones of his three dead children.
The drama --...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit.
A steering committee of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:17 PM
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Feeling backed against a wall by petitioners from an AIDS activist group, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to place a measure on next year’s ballot asking whether voters...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Two local health care facilities have been subpoenaed in the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak from last fall.
Both the South Bend Clinic and OSMC in Elkhart were served on Friday, requiring them to turn over documents that could help in the...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 28, 2013
In my parenting reverie, Saturday mornings are for pancakes and puzzles and craft projects.
In real life, they're for tracking down pieces from Thursday's puzzle, scraping up dried glitter glue from Wednesday's craft project and folding the laundry I...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...