| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
About 100 cases of West Nile virus infection -- and a dozen deaths -- could have been prevented last year if public health officials in Dallas had kept track of the proportion of infected mosquitoes caught in traps, a new study says.
A detailed analysis...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Sometimes Margaret Atwood can get a little goofy. I mean no disrespect to the author of "The Handmaid's Tale" — in fact, it's a good thing that she writes intelligent works of dystopian fiction with a sense of humor. Otherwise, the end of the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Marsha Jones Shoushtari went back to work on Tuesday, two weeks after her youngest child, her only son, died after being shot on Crenshaw Boulevard.
But she can't escape the unfinished business that homicides entail.
On Tuesday, police visited her...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes the peacekeepers brought something else, as well -- cholera, triggering an epidemic that has sickened ...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Jim Wilson retired from the federal government four years ago, he and his wife moved to Kent Island, where they initially enjoyed watching ospreys fishing in Northwest Creek from their waterfront home.
But now, Wilson and most others living...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Obesity rates among very young children in low-income homes have fallen in 19 states and territories, including South Dakota, giving us great hope as America continues its fight against this epidemic.
For years, we have worried about obesity among our...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A 15-year-old boy became this year’s first human case of plague in the nation, New Mexico Department of Health officials reported this week
The teenage boy, of Torrance County in central New Mexico, was in a hospital in stable condition, according...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system.
About 5.4 million Americans...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Like many mothers, Vicki Foley looks back on her son's childhood with a mixture of joy and wistfulness.
"Chris had beautiful brown eyes and brown hair and a mischievous personality," said Foley, of Batavia. "He was fun, he liked to play soccer and...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Aug 12, 2013
TWO years ago a pair of scientists sparked fears of a devastating virus. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ron Fouchier of Erasmus Medical Centre, in Rotterdam, separately found ways to make a strain of bird flu called H5N1 more...