| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Mar 7, 2014
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Jan 19, 2014
New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:37 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants again took aim at a polio vaccination campaign in this provincial capital, killing one police officer and injuring another Sunday morning with a bomb blast.
Police official S.P. Rahim Shah told reporters that a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:33 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two policemen and a polio worker were killed by gunmen in separate incidents in restive northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said.
In the first case, suspected militants fired at two policemen reportedly on their way to guard...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...