| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:41 AM
State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children.
Seventeen deaths occurred in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed.
The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County.
Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:38 PM
California has now confirmed 45 deaths from influenza this season, health officials have reported — an increase of 38 since the end of last week and further indication that this year's flu may be especially severe.
"The great majority" of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want the anti-vaccine believers to know that it still believes in the flu shot. In a report issued in the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the centers say that the flu vaccine prevented 6....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Free flu shots are now available at the Peninsula Health District in Newport News and at the Hampton Health Department as the state enters its fifth week of "widespread" seasonal flu activity. "We just want to remove any barriers that may be stopping...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:13 AM
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Health officials Thursday confirmed Orange County's first reported flu-related death this season.
A 28-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman, who had an underlying medical condition, died last week of H1N1 -- the same strain of the flu that triggered the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state.
Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
A 30-year-old Coachella Valley man who died at a hospital this week tested positive for the H1N1 virus, according to the Riverside County Health Department.
The case marks the first influenza-related death of the flu season in Riverside County, health...