| 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 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Reports of flulike illness in Chicago are slowly rising this month, public health officials said Monday, at a time of season that the virus typically begins to take hold.
All that, plus signs that more young people than usual could fall ill this season,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Rick and the growing prison group of "The Walking Dead" face a troubling new problem if the ending of the Season 4 premiere is any indication.
Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the season premiere.
The premiere ended with Carl's bud Patrick died in the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Health officials Thursday confirmed Orange County's first reported flu-related death this season.
A 28-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman, who had an underlying medical condition, died last week of H1N1 -- the same strain of the flu that triggered the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
A 30-year-old Coachella Valley man who died at a hospital this week tested positive for the H1N1 virus, according to the Riverside County Health Department.
The case marks the first influenza-related death of the flu season in Riverside County, health...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Watching the late news last week, I discovered that I live in the zip code with the highest number of cases of West Nile Virus in the country, and sadly, two deaths. At the same time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 28 and healthy. I've never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I'm hesitant. I've heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Dec 1, 2012
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.
But when you ask 19-...