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Hookworms burrowed into a teenager's skin during a trip to Florida. You can't unsee these images.
Warning: This story contains graphic images and descriptions of how hookworms burrowed into a teenage boy's skin. Kelli Mulhollen Dumas said she thought the small, red bumps on her son's skin were bites from chiggers or mosquitoes. Her son, Michael ...
USA Today investigation finds US is a dangerous place to give birth
(Meredith) -- An in-depth investigation by USA Today reporters finds the U.S. to be the most dangerous developed nation to give birth. The vast majority of births go just fine, but every year, about 700 mothers die from childbirth in the U.S. and more ...
They're back! Worms unfrozen after 42000 years are alive and eating
Two worms that have been frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years have come back to life, and are now considered the oldest living animals on the planet, in what is being described as a major scientific breakthrough. The ancient nematodes (aka ...
8 tricks for doing the keto diet without driving yourself crazy
The keto diet is the latest diet to captivate health professionals, celebrities, and the tech workers of Silicon Valley. Not only can the keto diet help you shed a few extra pounds, but it can potentially help treat symptoms of conditions like ...
West Nile Virus Found In Arlington Mosquitoes
ARLINGTON, MA – Multiple pools of mosquitoes in Arlington and other surrounding communities have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Although there have been no human cases of WNV ...
New York Post
Humans have ruined almost all of Earth's oceans
New York Post
Just 13 percent of the world's oceans can still be classified as wilderness because of man's interference, new research warns. The first mapping of global marine wilderness has shown just how little remains. Researchers have completed the first ...
8 people a day overdose on opioids in Snohomish County after tightening of prescription rules: survey
The number of reported overdoses in the county has almost doubled compared with last year, with people ranging in age from 21 to 30 making up almost a third of cases, according to an annual survey.
Oregon officials consider 90-day limits on opioid prescriptions
Many patients suffering from conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic pain syndrome are being prescribed opioids, according to the Oregon Health Authority. But the agency wants to scale back on the medication and offer alternative treatments as yoga, ...
Food Safety News
Backyard flocks spreading Salmonella; 6 outbreaks ongoing
Food Safety News
More than a fourth of 212 people infected with Salmonella from backyard flocks so far this year are children younger than 5 years old, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting six separate outbreaks across 44 states. The CDC posted ...
Vibrio infection case is Mobile County's first of year
Vibrio is found in lakes, rivers, along the coast and in other warm, brackish bodies of water. The bacteria can lead to destructive soft-tissue infections and other illnesses. (Contributed photo/CDC). Comment. By Lawrence Specker · firstname.lastname@example.org.