| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say.
In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Scientists have developed a vaccine that protected monkeys against simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, offering fresh hope that a similar vaccine can save humans from HIV.
When the monkeys were intentionally infected with SIV, the new vaccine cleared...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”
In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...
| Mar 18, 2012
Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and the How the World Can Finally Overcome It
By Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin
Penguin Press, 421 pp., $29.95
Few diseases have been the subject of more books than the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with such...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Wednesday night was probably the first time a singer used the phrase “hemagglutinin” onstage at the Echo. Longtime L.A. punk fans know that can mean only one thing -- local heroes Bad Religion were playing a rare club-sized show, and its...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A new Twitter account that went online Wednesday looks remarkably like a real one for the upcoming Matt Damon-Scarlett Johansson family drama "We Bought a Zoo."...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:38 PM
REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities report a fresh outbreak of the swine flu that killed hundreds and virtually paralyzed this sprawling capital in 2009. But the number of cases fits the "normal" flu-season pattern and should not cause...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Is it really a big surprise to discover that while America is enduring its worst economic downturn in 70 years and experiencing a paroxysm of partisan political infighting that the No. 1 movie last weekend was “Contagion,” which depicts a........
| Jun 15, 2010
| 9:34 PM
A vaccine to protect dogs from canine influenza, or H3N8, has received the U.S. Department of Agriculture's stamp of approval. The company Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health released the vaccine, called Nobivac, last year. Since then, Nobivac had been...