| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The infants who get the rotavirus vaccine aren’t the only ones who benefit. New research shows that older children and even adults were less likely to be hospitalized with the gastrointestinal virus after the vaccine was introduced in the U.S. in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows.
The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks.
Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse — one among many sites that...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:15 PM
As throngs of Angelenos take to the outdoors this Labor Day weekend, officials are warning them to guard against mosquito bites.
"This week, the district confirmed more West Nile virus activity within its jurisdiction," according to a news release...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Fewer parents are vaccinating their children, but still sending them off to school, warns physician and professor Nina Shapiro in our Opinion pages. In it, she argues for "unvaccinated-free zones" to protect all children from disease.
| Aug 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Actor Lake Bell makes her debut as the writer-director of a feature-length film with this weekend's release of "In a World..." The comedy about a struggling vocal coach, played by Bell, who succeeds in the fierce world of movie-trailer voice-overs...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The World Health Organization says that at least 135 people in China have been sickened by the H7N9 flu strain, and 44 have died. Most likely, these victims got the virus from chickens sold in live poultry markets. But where did the chickens get it?...
| Aug 30, 2013
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:49 PM
On the surface, Brian Russell’s first book of poems, “The Year of What Now” (Graywolf: 76 pp., $15 paper), seems nothing if not traditional; winner of this year’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Prize, it reads as a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:32 AM
LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...