| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:54 PM
NHA TRANG, Vietnam -- The mysterious deaths of 2 more young tourists in Asia has prompted increase concerns over the possiblilty of poisonings.
The latest victims, Kari Bowerman, 27, and Cathy Huynh, 26, were backpacking in Vietnam while on break from...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:42 AM
A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.
The virus could theoretically pose a threat to human health, they said....
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
When society, culture and politics collide with public health, unintended consequences often arise. Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease known to cause …...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Welcome to Spring 2011. Trout season in southeastern Pennsylvania begins Saturday, April 2, and people are out climbing hills and walking trails all over the Lehigh Valley. The Central Range of the Trexler Nature Preserve was full of hiking an dbird...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 8:45 PM
The Chilean mine is empty. The last of the rescue workers has been hauled up a narrow, 2,000 foot hole.
It puts the exclamation point on a 69-day ordeal for 33 miners who had been trapped in the mine. Earlier, the foreman who held them together when...
| Apr 30, 2010
Too much fun in the sun without sun protection results in photoaging--premature and excessive lines, wrinkles and age spots that make you look older than your actual age. Here are some treatments that can help rejuvenate dry, leathery skin and fade...
| May 10, 2010
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. Part of being aware is knowing what to look for, especially when it comes to suspicious-looking moles. Read on to learn about what's normal and what may be cause for alarm.
What's a "Normal" Mole?
Normal moles are...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:47 PM
They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued.
Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos.
"A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
| Aug 10, 2010
Most of us have grown up knowing to beware of spiders like the Black Widow or the Brown Recluse. But what would you do if you thought one bit you? Do these spiders actually live in the Northwest?
Arachnologist Rod Crawford at the University of...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Greg Vincent remembers his grandfather's aching feet.
It was hard not to notice, he said — especially when the elderly man spent hours soaking his toes in warm water, trying to relieve the pain from his bunions and calluses.
Vincent thought of...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Dan Rodricks' article, "MPT's flawed decision on flawed film" (June 19) is on the button. Mr. Rodricks' article may have been about MPT, but it highlights what is wrong with our heath care system.
The MPT film, "Under our Skin: A health Care nightmare"...