| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:49 PM
"World Hepatitis Day" — which, in case you missed it, was Sunday — may not sound like an especially festive occasion.
OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem, however, did have reason to celebrate: Last month an expert panel issued a ruling that,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Bacteria found in the summertime waters along the Gulf Coast pose a health risk to Floridians, according to an advisory issued this week by the state’s Department of Health.
Warm water in the Gulf may carry a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Dozens of patients who received colonoscopy procedures at a Chanute hospital may have been exposed to hepatitis and the HIV virus.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said 244 patients may have been exposed to the viruses at Neosho...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Bethlehem Health Bureau is providing free immunizations for the uninsured today, kicking off National Public Health Week. The immunizations will be given from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the bureau’s offices at City Hall, 10 E. Church St. The...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...
| Apr 26, 2013
The cure has taken 25 years for retired Smithfield police officer, Kurt Beach. In his first week on the job, in January 1988, Beach used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an attempt to save the life of a baby with a bloody breathing tube. He tears up as...
| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
| Apr 9, 2013
Aberdeen-area dentists say incidents like the one that put Oklahoma oral surgery patients in danger are rare.
In March, negligent practices at a Tulsa, Okla., oral surgeon's office required patients to be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:55 AM
1. THEIR OWN CALVARY
Devotees in the Philippines reenact the crucifixion of Christ to mark Good Friday, a celebration that mixes Catholic devotion and Filipino folk beliefs.
2. WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND NORTH KOREA'S SABER-RATTLING
Kim orders his...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:03 AM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices showed up at a health clinic Saturday, looking to find out whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for the first time approved a type of diagnostic test that will allow doctors to determine what kind of hepatitis C virus a chronically infected patient has, and tailor treatments based on that...