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A CDC researcher left work sick two weeks ago — then vanished

Washington Post - 6 hours ago
Timothy J. Cunningham had been a rising official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Harvard-educated epidemiologist was promoted in July at the U.S. Public Health Service in...

Health officials fear an Australian tourist spread measles across New York

Washington Post - 10 hours ago
The New York State Department of Health wants people in the New York City area to know that an Australian tourist confirmed to have measles visited numerous hotels and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Hospital sees nearly 500 confirmed flu cases

Tifton Gazette - 5 hours ago
TIFTON — There have been roughly 490 confirmed flu cases at Tift Regional Medical Center as of Feb. 18, with more than 1,100 people coming in with “influenza-like chief complaints,” according...

Florida arrests pediatrician for using partial vaccine doses

SFGate - 58 minutes ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida pediatrician has been arrested for giving partial doses of vaccines to children. The Florida Department of Health says in a statement that about 500 patients of Dr....

Huge e-cigarette discovery shocks scientists

Morning Ticker - 6 hours ago
A new study shows that far from being harmless, e-cigarettes may actually contain some very dangerous toxins for the body. E-cigarettes have increasingly been seen as a possible savior for many who...

Legal medical pot doesn't lead to increased use in teens, research shows

WCJB - 14 minutes ago
With medical marijuana already legal in 29 states and even more states considering legalization, some believe that the inevitable next step is an increase in recreational marijuana use among...

How Might Trump Plan For Food Boxes Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

KENW - 1 hour ago
Canned vegetables. The USDA has been providing food aid in the form of canned, shelf-stable nonperishables to Native Americans for decades. "If you talk to people like me who grew up solely on...

Young elephant at Saint Louis Zoo dies of viral infection

SFGate - 58 minutes ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A popular Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo has died. The zoo says 6-year-old Kenzi died of a viral infection — elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, or EEHV — known to be...

Eating vegetables, fruit and whole grains may combat depression, study suggests

Telegraph.co.uk - 7 hours ago
Researchers in the US followed nearly 1,000 people of an average age of 81 for more than six years monitoring their diet and mood. They found that people who avoided red meat, saturated fats and...