| Oct 7, 2009
A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
| Oct 8, 2009
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on state public health officials Wednesday to overhaul their approach to protecting seniors and disabled adults who live in nursing homes alongside mentally ill felons.
In a blistering letter to the...
| Oct 9, 2009
In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
| Feb 26, 2008
Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 11:18 AM
Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia.
But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers.
Wearing a sport jacket...
| Oct 10, 2009
Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
| Oct 13, 2009
As Maryland's hospitals brace for the worst that the swine flu pandemic could offer, they are making big changes in the way they handle visitors - restricting children, limiting certain adult visitors and issuing face masks at entrances - in an effort...
| Oct 19, 2009
Symptoms of a food-borne illness typically are experienced within six hours of eating tainted food, though it may be longer. Those symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. To avoid getting sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
| Oct 21, 2009
Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress?
Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs.
"Let's do subway! Lean to...
| Feb 15, 2009
| 11:41 PM
REYNOSA, Mexico — A ragged-looking man takes deep breaths as a doctor listens through a stethoscope for a stubborn killer. Her verdict is good news. The medication seems to be containing his tuberculosis.
The bad news is that doctors can't keep him...
| Feb 17, 2009
When a new U.S. President takes the oath of office, he often exudes a youthful optimism. President Obama has been hard at work since the inauguration, but when he leaves Washington, D.C., will he visibly wear the stress of his position?
According to a...