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Apr 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.
Dec 13, 2012 at 9:14 PM
A Bakersfield woman wants her new recliners replaced by the furniture company. Penny Holland is convinced the chairs arrived with bed bugs in them, though the company says that's not possible. The pests are a growing, new problem, and health...
Nov 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM
A tiny bug is making a big comeback, and Kern County's seeing an increase in complaints.
Jul 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM
The scale of the disease was clear last week on the crowded ground floor of a hospital in China's hard-hit central Hunan province. Dozens of crying children were packed into two small rooms, sitting or lying on chairs with IV drips hooked to them.
Jun 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
These are good times in much of Iowa, partly due to a booming farm economy and a May jobless rate of 5.1 percent. The irony is that this prosperous state may be crucial in deciding who will win the presidency of a country still reeling from recession.
Apr 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM
A Bakersfield family is creeped out. They have bed bugs crawling out of two couches, and that's after they got rid of a bed where the pests turned up a couple weeks ago. The rented all the furniture, and thought it would be bug-free.
Jan 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM
That secondhand couch may come with a great price, but does the bargain come with bed bugs? A local charity offers expert advice on avoiding the unwanted pests.
Dec 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Update: Environmental health officials said Wednesday afternoon that they checked the E-Z 8 Motel and found the accusations of bedbugs to be unfounded. The original story is below for reference purposes.

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Aug 16, 2011 at 10:49 AM
A young family says they were attacked by bedbugs after moving into an apartment, and they advise other tenants to check before they rent.
Jun 27, 2011 at 8:31 AM
Ultramodern Hong Kong is tussling with a centuries-old bug long forgotten in many developed countries - an outbreak of drug-resistant scarlet fever that has killed the first children there in a decade.
Jun 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM
Inflammatory arthritis is disabling Sue Zieman but exactly what kind and what caused it to attack suddenly is a mystery.
May 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM
With wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on hand to watch, the space shuttle Endeavour is poised to give the work week a roaring and historic start Monday morning, overcoming wiring problems that grounded it last month.
May 11, 2011 at 8:21 AM
As long as there have been Navy SEALs, there have been men pumping up their resumes or thumping their chests in bars with bogus claims of being one of the Navy's elite warriors.
Apr 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM
You may be interested in the royal wedding. Enthusiastic even. But you are probably not as excited as Allison Lackey, a 24-year-old from Chicago.
Jan 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM
Josh Hamilton is swinging a bat again and regaining his energy after spending six days in the hospital with pneumonia. Now the AL MVP is preparing for spring training and the likelihood of a salary arbitration hearing since the $12 million he has...