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'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions
Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats. Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog nipped her hand. Starting that same month, Greg ...
After 17 days and 1000 miles, mother orca Tahlequah drops her dead calf
Tahlequah, the mother orca whale whose plight captivated people around the world, is no longer carrying her calf. Share story. By. Lynda V. Mapes. Seattle Times environment reporter. Tahlequah the mother orca is no longer carrying her dead calf.
Portland traveler was infected with measles, health officials say
This file photo, shows boxes of the measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine inside a freezer at a doctor's office in Northridge, Calif. ( The Associated Press/File ). Comment. By Jim Ryan.
Fairfield Resident Hospitalized For West Nile Virus
Health officials are urging residents to take the proper precautions to prevent a mosquito bite and to eliminate breeding areas in yards. By Vincent Salzo, Patch Staff | Aug 11, 2018 9:35 pm ET. 0. Fairfield Resident Hospitalized For West Nile Virus ...
As tick threat explodes, state's reluctance to address climate link may threaten public health
Maine's invasion came early this year. In recent hotbeds of tick activity – from Scarborough to Belfast and Brewer – people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed the ticks – which look like moving poppyseeds ...
How Blue Light Damages Cells In Your Eyes
During daylight, blue wavelengths of light can be beneficial, playing an important role in setting circadian rhythms, boosting attention and mood. But we didn't evolve to be exposed to it as much as we are. In addition to the ample blue light in ...
New York Post
Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust
New York Post
The city is approaching a terrible milestone — nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke at Ground Zero, The Post has learned. With the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal ...
FDA expands recall of blood pressure drug valsartan due to cancer concern
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. New to the list are some valsartan products ...
Study finds link between 'responsive parenting' and lower childhood obesity
Children of first-time moms schooled in “responsive parenting” were less likely to battle obesity by age 3 than those whose moms didn't receive such assistance — a revelation that comes as no shock to health care providers in the area. New research ...
Major salmonella outbreak in Perryville, Mo. grows to 32 infected
A large outbreak of salmonella in Perryville, Mo. has sickened 32 people in the last week, local health officials said. That's more than six times the annual average of salmonella infections in Perry County, the Republic-Monitor reports. Between Monday ...