| Aug 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
SEATTLE Scientists working on an Ebola cure say the growing outbreak in West Africa lends urgency to their mission.
"To see how fast it's spreading is incredible," said University of Washington immunologist Michael Gale Jr. "It shows how dire the need is...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:09 PM
People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study.
Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white. The Republicans in the House don't have a single African-American or Asian-American member. And men in both chambers outnumber women 4 to 1.
So what were Sen. Maria...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle.
One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Shortly after qualifying for the Boston Marathon, I threw up. I don't advise this for weight loss.
Most people choose not to run marathons. Most people don't run at all. Heck, most people get zero exercise.
And I get it. As a former couch potato,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t.
If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:17 AM
More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...