| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:45 PM
FRESNO — A mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California, prompting intense eradication efforts in the Central Valley and warnings from officials about how to keep the pest from spreading.
"It could change the way we...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Reports of herpes-infested monkeys gliding through Florida’s trees were circulated around the web last week, and oddly enough, the reports are true.
But it’s probably not the kind of herpes you’re thinking of.
For non-human primates,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
While the rest of the fest generates awards season talk, Toronto's Midnight Madness plays to what's hot at the current box office.
With films such as "Mama," "The Conjuring" and "The Purge" beating out big-budget studio fare, Midnight Madness gives...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:23 AM
In the fog of the hours after I gave birth to my son more than 16 years ago, I don't remember much -- except joy and fatigue. But an image that has stayed in my mind is my husband sitting in a chair next to the hospital bed, carefully holding our...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:38 PM
For years, the Allentown Health Bureau would take anyone at its flu clinics — insured, uninsured, city resident, out-of-towner — because the overriding goal was to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
As the 2013-14 flu season looms,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed.
The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
| 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
| 1:43 PM
Bacteria found in the summertime waters along the Gulf Coast pose a health risk to Floridians, according to an advisory issued this week by the state’s Department of Health.
Warm water in the Gulf may carry a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Where is the best state to live if you don't want to get Lyme disease? Hawaii. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hawaii has not had a recorded case of Lyme disease since 2002.
For those of you who are not familiar with this...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. "You'll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick," said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or...