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Typhus reaches 'epidemic levels' in parts of Los Angeles area
LOS ANGELES — Health officials on Friday reported a typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County and say it has reached "epidemic levels" in the city of Pasadena. Twenty cases have been reported in Pasadena, most in the last two months, health officials told ...
FDA approves HPV vaccine for adults over 25
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the human papilloma virus or HPV vaccine in people over 25, saying there's evidence even older adults can be protected against cancer by the vaccine. The HPV vaccine protects against a range of ...
Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health, major study finds
Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients.
Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds
NEW YORK (AP) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with ...
Six Minnesota children diagnosed with rare, polio-like disorder
Finger Lakes Times
MINNEAPOLIS —State health officials have issued an alert to doctors after six Minnesota children were diagnosed with a rare, polio-like disorder that causes reduced mobility or paralysis in the arms and legs. All six cases of acute flaccid myelitis ...
Man permanently damages eyes after taking overdose of online ED drug
A patient who took too many doses of an erectile dysfunction drug permanently damaged his eyes, doctors reported this week. Almost two years later, his vision — everything looks red — has still not returned to normal. The 31-year-old man bought a ...
100 People Seek Treatment After Man Infected with Bacterial Meningitis Visits Sex Club in Berlin
Patrons who visited Berlin's Kit Kat Club on Saturday were encouraged to seek treatment after a man who had also been in attendance that night was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. After visiting a doctor on Monday, the man was quickly diagnosed ...
Finding My Gift Through My Breast Cancer Journey
Being given a devastating diagnoses doesn't have to mean your life is over. My story shows how I took a terrible experience and changed my life physically, mentally and professionally. I am honored to work with many wonderful plastic surgeons across ...
West Nile infections show sharp increase this year
The number of West Nile virus cases diagnosed in Washington, Virginia and Maryland so far this year is far more than last year, and two deaths have been reported, according to federal data. As of Oct. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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Rabid raccoon attacks woman in Fairhope
WKRG News 5
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) - Fairhope police say a woman was attacked by a rabid raccoon in a parking lot at Thomas Hospital on Friday morning. According to Sgt. Craig Sawyer, the woman was in the employee parking lot when the raccoon ran out of the ...