| 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?...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:15 PM
At least seven people have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus in California, the first confirmed cases of the disease this year, state and county health officials said Thursday.
The Los Angeles County public health department reported that two adults...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:53 PM
TORONTO -- As much as I love challenging films, I’m not sure I would recommend starting the day with “The Railway Man,” with Colin Firth as a British World War II vet suffering serious post traumatic stress disorder, and ending it at...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Men in the U.S. are just as likely as women to have their smartphones lost or stolen. But a survey released this week found that a greater percentage of men back-up their devices, install mobile anti-virus protection and enable theft-deterrence features....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS -- which has so far killed 38 of the 64 people known to have been infected with it -- has been especially aggressive in Saudi Arabia, where, as of Wednesday, health officials had...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have split, at least for a while.
"Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a rep for the actress said in a statement Wednesday.
The Hollywood power couple,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As the New York Times tried to wrestle back control of its website, AOL Inc. and Twitter Inc. quickly locked down parts of their own slate of domain addresses. But many other major websites continued to maintain limited security Wednesday morning.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem.
Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Antarctica’s Lake Vostok doesn’t seem like the most hospitable home on the planet for any kind of life. Trapped under a glacier 2.3 miles thick, it’s subject to extreme pressures, extreme cold, extreme heat (possibly from hydrothermal...