| May 30, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
Necropsies on some of the...
| May 29, 2015
| 3:56 PM
'Unions have become counter-productive'
It's been well over 100 years since unions, and President Theodore Roosevelt, saved America from the sweat shops and wage suppression that was growing and pervasive, especially in factories and plants found in...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:05 PM
The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
In a statement...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Federal officials have linked two more listeria illnesses to Blue Bell Creameries products, a day after the Brenham, Texas-based company issued a nationwide recall of all of its products due to an ongoing outbreak of the potentially fatal foodborne...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:13 AM
The number of high school students in the United States who used electronic cigarettes tripled in 2014 compared to just one year earlier, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report confirms the...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:17 PM
His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship.
But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
| Apr 19, 2015
Last week's report showing a jump in the number of teens using electronic cigarettes should set off alarm bells to parents, even as the report also highlighted major declines in teen smoking.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported...
| May 16, 2015
| 1:55 PM
The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up.
OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Years before the HPV vaccine prevents women from getting cervical cancer, it protects them against genital warts and cervical dysplasia, new research suggests.
A study of more than 260,000 teen girls in Ontario, Canada, finds that those who received all...
| May 1, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
| May 21, 2015
| 9:01 PM
A salmonella outbreak possibly linked to raw tuna in sushi has sickened 31 people from Southern California and has spread to eight other states.
The outbreak was traced to a specific strain of salmonella, paratyphi B, likely linked to sushi made from...