| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers found that there were 2,200...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans.
"The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said.
The gift to the Centers for...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:16 AM
A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, CNN reported, citing a local medical official.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:20 AM
A passenger on a US Airways flight Wednesday from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic was greeted by agents in hazmat suits after he allegedly made a joke about Ebola.
A video uploaded on YouTube by a passenger shows at least four people in blue...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:52 PM
American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola … and the possible spread of panic about Ebola.
In the days since Dallas medical personnel apparently mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The failure of staff at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to follow proper protocol when a Liberian visitor presented himself to the emergency room with a febrile illness will stand as one of the more significant errors in the recent history of...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Nurse Nina Pham wore a gown, mask, gloves and other protective gear when she cared for a Liberian patient who died from Ebola in a Dallas hospital. But she still caught the virus. How? Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...