| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
A team of microbiologists from Stanford University and...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:25 AM
What if ticks were an endangered species? Would we preserve critical habitat for them? Fund a captive-tick breeding program? It would be hard for me, as a hiker and dog owner, to summon any sympathy for these disgusting little pests. If they were gone,...
| Jul 6, 2013
Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Centerfold-turned-anti-vaccine-crusader Jenny McCarthy is in talks to join “The View” as a co-host, according to a report in Us Weekly.
McCarthy, 40, has been a frequent guest co-host on the long-running daytime talk show and is rumored to...
| Feb 13, 2013
And now, she is the patient. For decades, as a surgeon, researcher, professor and medical celebrity of sorts, Susan Love has led the charge against breast cancer and for women's health. She served on President Clinton's cancer advisory board. She set up a...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Public health officials warned that the flu virus wreaking havoc elsewhere in the nation has finally arrived in California, causing widespread hospitalizations across the state....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Three more influenza-related deaths in San Diego County have pushed the seasonal total to 43, the second highest on record, county health officials reported Wednesday. But "on a positive note," new lab-confirmed flu cases declined for the fourth...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:22 PM
At least five people in California have died as state officials announced Friday that the flu has reached "widespread levels."...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Six people ranging in age from 49 to 92 have died from influenza in San Diego County, health officials said Tuesday....