While soaking up the rays in what's been an unusually sunny season, Portlanders have broken away from their polite chatter about food, wine and outdoor adventure to fight about whether to fluoridate the water supply.
Chinese health officials say the 4-year-old son of a man infected with a new strain of bird flu has also caught the virus.
Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans became infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market.
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A 7-year-old girl has become the first confirmed case in Beijing of the latest strain of bird flu virus, which has killed 11 and sickened 32 in eastern China, officials said Saturday.
South African officials say they have detected bird flu on an ostrich farm but that it is unrelated to the strain that has killed eight people in China.
Vietnam has confirmed its first human death from bird flu in more than a year, though it is not related to an outbreak of a new strain in China.
A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to understand how it happened and, more importantly, whether it poses a risk to public health or could potentially spark a global pandemic.
The flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children so far _ about the average toll.
It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.
As the number of influenza cases nationwide continues to dwindle, there are new concerns about over-the-counter cures.
If you're avoiding cozily snuggling up this Valentine's Day because of the flu, there may be bad news. Keeping your distance may not be enough.
For many, a mid-winter vacation is a must to escape the gray skies and cold temperatures of February. However, if you want to ensure that a golden tan is the only thing you bring back from your next trip, consider the health hazards associated with travel.
After Father Kevin Farmer, of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick, fell ill with the flu a couple of weeks ago, he began to pay close attention to warnings about prevention measures at the church.
A panel of federal health experts on Tuesday overwhelmingly recommended approval for a long-acting inhaler to treat people suffering from chronic lung disease.
Federal regulators say a Florida company has been marketing an untested inhaled formula as a flu remedy in violation of drug safety regulations.
The flu strain that has been making many sick in Maryland and around the country may be peaking, but that doesn't mean it's time to cease precautions and skip the flu shot.
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health.
New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in the West.