| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whopping cough are one of the causes of the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:57 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study.
At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Here is our weekly salute to the people, places and organizations that make Northern Michigan a special place to live.
Deer herd management
Harbor Springs has come up with a good plan to control the city's deer park population. Birth control.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Effective this influenza season, healthcare workers in Los Angeles County will be required to receive immunizations against influenza or wear a protective mask while in contact with patients.
In an order issued by Public Health director Dr. Jonathan...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Rockville researchers are on the cusp of developing the first-ever malaria vaccine. The impact on global health would be revolutionary — the mosquito-borne disease sickens 200 million people each year and claims more than half a million lives....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The flu vaccine for the 2013/2014 season is now widely available — at drug stores, doctors' offices, health clinics, and military facilities. Accordingly, government health professionals are urging the public not to delay getting protection...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With homespun recipes from “Mitt’s meatloaf cakes” to "banana trash pudding," Ann Romney’s new cookbook, "The Romney Family Table," has been a brisk seller since its recent debut, topping Amazon’s list as the bestselling...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount.
Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said.
The explosion in a suburb of...