| May 6, 2009
Six Maryland schools were scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning after state health officials, relying on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, decided the severity of the swine flu outbreak did not warrant keeping students at home....
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| May 7, 2009
Protein Sciences Corp., the Meriden company that said last week that it might gear up to make tens of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine, has struck a deal with authorities in Mexico to operate a vaccine manufacturing facility there.
| May 10, 2009
COVENTRY — Down by the Mill Brook in South Coventry, an early 19th century farmer kept a Mulberry orchard and the silkworms that feed on that tree.
The property likely included a building "where women processed and unwound the cocoons to a thin...
| May 8, 2009
When Vice President Joe Biden said he would advise his own family not to travel during the swine-flu outbreak, the nation's tourism industry got in a huff.
Well, maybe Big Tourism will find some consolation in knowing that even Biden's own son didn't...
| May 18, 2009
If you're looking for extra protection against swine flu, remember that not all health products live up to their ad copy. The Healthy Skeptic investigated four products that supposedly ward off the flu. The short story: We haven't really come all that far...
| May 22, 2009
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein comes across as a grandfatherly physician, a pat-on-the-knee practitioner who delivers babies at home and who's more likely to recommend chicken soup than an antibiotic.
Warning families that pediatricians and pharmaceutical...
| May 25, 2009
Baltimore has its first three confirmed cases of H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, the city health department said Sunday.
All of the three people infected with the virus are adults, but not elderly, according to health officials. One of the people...
| May 29, 2009
A bent man walks with a sack of garbage draped over him like a shaggy beast, hiding all but his legs as he lopes up the hill toward women and children with quick hands and shrewd eyes for spotting things of value.
The man trundles through the stink of...
| Jun 8, 2009
As if Mexican tourism needed more bad news, a weekend shootout left 18 gunmen and soldiers dead in Acapulco, the iconic if faded beach resort that has been working on a comeback in recent years.
The hours-long gunfight Saturday night took place in a...
| Jun 11, 2009
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