| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Halfway through Baltimore's long-term plan to end homelessness, advocates complain that the strategy is in disarray and worry that the number of men, women and children without permanent homes has grown — despite millions of dollars being pumped...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The USDA has confirmed that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been identified in the United States for the first time through testing at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory. This is not a new virus, nor is it a regulatory/reportable...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
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,...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:10 AM
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...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again.
That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...