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  • Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
  • ‘World War Z’: Brad Pitt battles zombies, not snakes, on a plane

     
    It’s one of the biggest action set pieces in Paramount’s upcoming pandemic thriller, “World War Z.” A Belarus Airlines flight ......
  • TMI: 'Man of Steel' needs less talk from Jor-El

    I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El. Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....
  • Review: 'Detention of the Dead' is held captive by cliches and idiocy

    Review: 'Detention of the Dead' is held captive by cliches and idiocy
    Is there anything worse than a horror movie that isn't scary? Yes — a horror-comedy that's neither scary nor funny. There may not be an actual zombie epidemic, but there is a zombie entertainment plague for sure. "Detention of the Dead" is the...
  • So far, new 'bird flu' virus not a threat in the U.S.

    Harvard Health Blog Beginning in March, reports started coming out of Eastern China that a new "bird flu" virus was loose and causing infections in humans. The new virus is called H7N9. Should we in the U.S. be worried? Neither I nor anyone I know can...
  • Road to addiction may start with legitimate injury

    Road to addiction may start with legitimate injury
    SOUTH BEND — For Scott Mangus, it started innocently enough. Mangus, a LaPorte native, was in a motorcycle crash in 2004 while spending his college spring break in Thailand. Doctors there prescribed him a narcotic pain medicine for his injuries,...
  • Chipmunks and squirrels can carry plague, health officials warn

    Chipmunks and squirrels can carry plague, health officials warn
    Here's a summer reminder: Chipmunks and squirrels can carry infected fleas and plague, a bacterial disease people can contract through close contact with the furry animals, health officials warned. “Plague is naturally present in many parts of...
  • Are multiple concussions driving suicides in the military?

    Are multiple concussions driving suicides in the military?
    The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. One is suicide. The annual rate of military personnel taking their own lives has doubled to about 20 per 100,000. That translated to a record 324 suicides...
  • Grand Canyon wildlife event to honor memory of park biologist

    Grand Canyon wildlife event to honor memory of park biologist
    GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- Eric York was obsessed with the big cats -- their health, temperaments and survival rates amid the park’s annual tourist invasion. For years, he wandered the area’s crags, gullies and woods, tracking and tagging the...
  • Military sex crime record should bring shame

    Maybe, in the end, we will thank Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinksi, head of the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention Unit, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery early Sunday after a woman reported he drunkenly approached her in a parking lot and...
  • Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

    Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers said on Monday. Detailing a decade of research,...