| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Wednesday night was probably the first time a singer used the phrase “hemagglutinin” onstage at the Echo. Longtime L.A. punk fans know that can mean only one thing -- local heroes Bad Religion were playing a rare club-sized show, and its...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Chicago's flu season may have hit its height.
As of Jan. 12, leading indicators of flu activity in Chicago had dropped to early December levels, according to the latest data from the city health department. However, those same numbers remain...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The flu bug is spreading throughout Greene County.
Cases throughout the county rose to 390 through the first five weeks of reporting. County health leaders report an increase by 34 cases compared to a week ago.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Un brote inicial de la gripe(flu) estacional que ha afectado a gran parte de Estados Unidos está empezando a afectar cada vez más al sur de Florida.
Desde mediados de diciembre, la salas de emergencia del condado de Broward han estado viendo casi el...
| Mar 4, 2011
Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released.
| Jan 11, 2011
| 3:21 PM
It was thrown together in a hurry, only aimed to protect against one strain of influenza, and arrived on the market well after the novel flu virus had gained a foothold in the general population. But last year's vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu, in...
| Dec 7, 2011
As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
| Mar 14, 2012
The breezes are balmy, green shoots are poking up through the dirt, people are wearing shorts. What could possibly put a damper on the bliss of spring?
Off to its latest start in 29 years, influenza season has arrived in the U.S., including...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:27 AM
It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
| Mar 18, 2012
Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and the How the World Can Finally Overcome It
By Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin
Penguin Press, 421 pp., $29.95
Few diseases have been the subject of more books than the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with such...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
For six years, Mexico has been fighting a bloody war against drug cartels, and a bloodless virtual war for public opinion of U.S. travelers.
Every time a piece of good news comes out about Mexico, it gets drowned out by an avalanche of bad news. At the...