| Jan 22, 2012
If you ever complain about a cough, cold or the flu on Twitter or Facebook, a Baltimore startup called Sickweather.com wants your tweets and status updates.
The website, which launched in November, mines social networking sites using a computer...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:52 AM
For the first time in 20 years, California had no reports of a whopping cough death for an entire year.
The last recorded whooping cough death was in October of 2010.
Director of the California Department of Public Health, Ron Chapman, says many...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:13 AM
The Virginia Department of Health says pertussis, or better known as whooping cough, is making a comeback.
The Department of Health says cases in Virginia have doubled since 2007, and in the western part of the state reported cases have tripled between...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The number of people with whooping cough in Washington state has reached epidemic levels, with areas such as Snohomish County seeing the highest number of cases in 30 years.
According to Snohomish County Health District officials, there are now more than...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The number of cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in Lancaster County is on the rise from previous years.
Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health show there have been 37 reported cases of whooping cough in...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:23 AM
Summer break is winding down for Hoosier children. For many, the return to school means a trip to the doctor’s office for immunizations.
The upcoming school year will be the first since a new law went into effect on July 1. That law allows...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:52 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades.
Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year. At this...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Whooping cough ain`t no fun, and it sure is nothing to sneeze . . . Or cough at. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis has returned with a vengeance with the worse outbreak since 1959, when Eisenhower was still president and a gallon of gas cost...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 6:49 PM
The West Virginia Department of Education is reminding parents that students entering seventh and 12th grades this fall will need to visit a doctor or health clinic before school begins to update their immunizations.
State law and West Virginia Board...
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs."
What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.)
What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...