| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:45 PM
State and local health officials are investigating a widespread outbreak of intestinal illness that afflicted competitors and spectators at a statewide cheerleading tournament during the weekend.
By Wednesday afternoon, the number of confirmed sick was...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 12:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A synthetic version of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin might help limit the loss of appetite that can come with cancer chemotherapy, a small study from Japan suggests.
Ghrelin is a hormone secreted by the gut to boost appetite....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The “stomach flu” appears to be going around and state health officials are warning residents to take some precautions.
The officials say these cases in recent weeks are not really the flu. They are cases of viral gastroenteritis, which gives...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:50 AM
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.
"This is very, very important, to trace...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:36 AM
UGANDA -- Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda.
According to the World Health Organization, the first case is believed to be from the Nyanswiga village in Nyamarunda, a sub-county of the...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:57 AM
I have a confession. To all the parents
out there I knew before Thom came along, I judged you. At the time, I had no idea what I was in for.
A couple weeks ago, I was at my cousin's new house. She's pregnant with twins and I was listening to her plans...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:36 AM
A Fulton County woman is accused of using eyedrops to make a man ill so he would “pay more attention to her,” Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County said.
Vickie Jo Mills, 33, of 18250 Great Cove Road in Ayr Township, Pa., was charged...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:35 AM
There are reports the dreaded norovirus is once again making the rounds here in Northern Michigan.
The norovirus is a highly contagious illness caused by a viral infection. It is often called by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:52 AM
It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Get ready parents! Stomach flu season is here — and it isn’t going to be fun. Unlike the common cold, the stomach flu (or gastroenteritis) manifests itself in some pretty ugly ways. Anyone who has had it, or has seen a child go through it,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
After this past weekend, it appears that those hoping for a white Christmas are getting their wish! All around us, the Christmas season is in full gear: the presents, the decorations--and the treats.
The Christmas treats that surround us are not good...