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Mayor says latest EEE victim likely Taunton resident
TAUNTON – Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. said he expects the state to confirm within the next two days whether the eighth human victim of EEE resides in Taunton.
Sep 13, 2019 23:08 UTC Health Read More

No Laughing Matter: A Woman's Guffaw Results in a Dislocated Jaw
A doctor rushed to her aid and managed to reset her jaw.
Sep 13, 2019 21:24 UTC Health Read More

Emotional Photo of 5-Year-Old Helping Brother With Leukemia Shows How Cancer Affects the Whole Family
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and a mom from Princeton, Texas named Kaitlin Burge is speaking out about a piece of the puzzle we rarely…
Sep 13, 2019 20:59 UTC Health Read More

The state of obesity: How does New York rank?
Nationally, obesity is on the upswing, according to a new report.
Sep 13, 2019 19:31 UTC Health Read More

Fruit farmer hospitalized for rare mosquito-borne illness
A GoFundMe has been set up for the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm employee battling Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Sep 13, 2019 18:25 UTC Health Read More

Is Smoking Weed Actually Bad for Your Sperm?
It's long been thought that marijuana can hurt a man's chances of getting pregnant. But what does the science really say?
Sep 13, 2019 18:19 UTC Health Read More

New Study Builds on Correlation Between Tea Consumption, Healthier Brains, and Reduced Risk of Dementia
Whether you drink green or black tea, this new study further builds on a growing body of research which says that a cup of tea a day can keep dementia away.
Sep 13, 2019 18:09 UTC Health Read More

This AI can pass a 12th-grade standardized science test
Last week, researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence demonstrated in a new paper that an AI they'd designed could ace an eighth-grade…
Sep 13, 2019 16:50 UTC Health Read More

US in danger of losing measles-free status, a 'mortifying' effect of anti-vaxx movement
If a measles outbreak continues in New York, he U.S. could lose its measles elimination status in part thanks to the anti-vaccination movement.
Sep 13, 2019 16:42 UTC Health Read More

For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment
About 1.2 million American children have peanut allergies. An new drug, Palforzia, does not cure the condition, but it can blunt life-threatening reactions.
Sep 13, 2019 16:30 UTC Health Read More

10 raccoons test positive for rabies in N.J. town. Cops had to shoot 1 after it charged at man walking his dog.
Health officials in a Morris County town are warning residents after 10 rabid raccoons have been captured and two other clearly sick raccoons have had to be…
Sep 13, 2019 15:15 UTC Health Read More

How to pick, prep and cook leafy greens — a nutritional (and delicious) powerhouse
It may still technically be summer — looking at you 90-plus-degree September afternoons in Washington — but my mind has already moved on to thoughts of fall…
Sep 13, 2019 15:06 UTC Health Read More

Study links youths' slow 'working memory' to high crash rates
Young drivers are more likely to have road accidents because their working memory, essential for spotting hazards, is not fully developed, a new study shows.
Sep 13, 2019 15:00 UTC Health Read More

CDC corrects number of vaping-linked lung illness cases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday lowered the number of vaping-linked lung illness cases from 450 to 380 across 36 states.
Sep 13, 2019 14:59 UTC Health Read More

Vaping linked to 2 patients put on life support in North Carolina, hospital says
Two patients were in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Health after they got serious lung problems connected to vaping with products that may have…
Sep 13, 2019 13:49 UTC Health Read More

CDC: 3 in 10 Minnesota adults are obese
Minnesota's adult obesity rate has climbed above 30% for the first time...
Sep 13, 2019 12:22 UTC Health Read More

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn
A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV…
Sep 13, 2019 11:22 UTC Health Read More

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world's first malaria vaccine
Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely inoculating infants against malaria, using the world's first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800…
Sep 13, 2019 10:41 UTC Health Read More

Could drinking tea boost brain health?
New research has found, for the first time, evidence to suggest that drinking tea could have a positive effect on the structure of the brain, possibly helping to…
Sep 13, 2019 09:47 UTC Health Read More

Carolyn Hax: My friend tells me to put my phone away. What if something important happens?
Dear Carolyn: I have a very high-stress job and a disabled husband and mother. I also have a friend who makes fun of my cellphone use whenever we are…
Sep 13, 2019 09:30 UTC Health Read More

Two dogs put down in Washington after contact with rabid bats
COWLITZ COUNTY, Wash. — Two dogs had to be euthanized in Castle Rock, WA., after coming in contact with rabid bats, according to Cowlitz County Health…
Sep 13, 2019 06:15 UTC Health Read More

Carolyn Hax: Woman’s constant connection via cell to disabled family members is its own health hazard
By CAROLYN HAX. Dear Carolyn: I have a very high-stress job and a disabled husband and mother. I also have a friend who makes fun of my cellphone use…
Sep 13, 2019 00:02 UTC Health Read More

Springfield doctor comes up with health care help for people with food insecurity
You've heard of prescriptions for medicine but how about prescriptions for food? A Springfield doctor is writing them in what's believed to be a first-of its kind…
Sep 12, 2019 22:44 UTC Health Read More

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