| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday.
The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Health officials confirmed Friday that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is monitoring a patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis -- a version of the contagious lung infection that resists most forms of treatment....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the screen's most alluring and soul-inspiring images in the past few decades. This longtime manga magician became most familiar to western audiences with the release of "Princess Mononoke," his first...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.
Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local...
| Feb 22, 2014
Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:41 AM
An article in the Feb. 6, 1964, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian announced the arrival of a tool to help curb the spread of TB.
Chest x-ray cruiser is now located in the 13th District, at 5424 Carville avenue on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 11...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:11 PM
"Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
| Jan 31, 2014
It seems to happen at a disturbingly frequent rate. A massive typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other horrible catastrophe occurs. The media show heart-wrenching images of disaster beyond anything most people have seen or could even begin to...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Skirball Cultural Center launched its Latin Jewish film series seven years ago, it caught some members of both ethnic groups by surprise. "People acted just shocked that there were Jews south of the border," said Jordan Peimer, the Skirball's...