| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:30 PM
The middle of summer is prime time for a coccidiosis outbreak in both cattle and small ruminants. Coccidiosis is the disease caused by coccidia- a parasite that infects most mammals. Unlike worms, it is a single celled parasite. And unlike bacteria and...
| Aug 13, 2012
Tummy troubles are one of the most common complaints heard at the doctor's office.
"It can vary from things as simple as anxiety to food poisoning to a medication effect to things more chronic like heartburn, reflux, gallbladder disease, ulcers or...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. - close to two million Americans - have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study.
The results back up earlier...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:47 AM
LA JOLLA, Calif. - At one of the many laboratories at the Scripps Research Institute, one drop at a time, a researcher is carefully working to crystalize components of what could become the first universal flu vaccine.
"What we're trying to do now is...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:11 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genetically modified rice could be a good source of vitamin A for children in countries where deficiency in the vitamin is common, a new study suggests.
The study tested so-called Golden Rice against both spinach and...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Stocker and feedlot operators understand the importance of getting incoming cattle off to a good start. The addition of an intranasal respiratory vaccine to their on-arrival programs can offer early protection against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) to...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:22 PM
William J. “Bill” Mueller, Lombard’s village president, died Saturday of complications from West Nile Virus, leaving a vacuum in the post he’d held in the west suburban town for nearly two decades.
Mueller, 76, previously had been...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:40 PM
In South Africa, it’s all about the sex. Elephant sex that is.
The elephant population is out of control, to the point it’s threatening other wild life and plants.
Ok, so maybe that isn’t just because of pachyderm fornication. ...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
"Hush, little baby, don't you cry."
Calming techniques for colicky babies, as popularized by Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician to the stars, have now been shown to reduce pain measurably in infants receiving routine vaccinations at 2 months and 4 months.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:14 PM
"Your HIV test is positive, " I tell a 22-year-old man, confirming that he has the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
I reassure him that HIV is a treatable disease. If he takes antiviral medications daily, he can have a normal life...