| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:07 PM
It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons.
On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:13 AM
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Federal criminal proceedings have been suspended in Fresno because of an outbreak of the flu at the county jail, where hundreds of inmates have been quarantined.
U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill issued the order Tuesday afternoon "in order to...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:38 PM
California has now confirmed 45 deaths from influenza this season, health officials have reported — an increase of 38 since the end of last week and further indication that this year's flu may be especially severe.
"The great majority" of the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A rapidly mutating virus has leaped from plants to honeybees, where it is reproducing and contributing to the collapse of colonies vital to the multibillion-dollar agricultural industry, according to a new study.
Tobacco ringspot virus, a pollen-borne...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:21 AM
A Broward County employee nearly fired last year for participating in the regular sharing of sexually explicit joke emails and videos was promoted this week to a superintendent’s job.
Jeffrey L. Scott’s promotion to transit superintendent...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say.
In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak.
State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of...