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Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 11:42 PM EDT

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE in Methuen, Prompting Additional Spraying

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE in Methuen, Prompting Additional Spraying

More mosquitoes have tested positive for EEE in Methuen, Massachusetts. "It's scary," said Lisa Fulton. "I work with children. They're always outside. We're very concerned about their safety." The infected...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 03:23 PM EDT

CDC, FDA Warn Against Buying Vaping Products Off the Street

CDC, FDA Warn Against Buying Vaping Products Off the Street

Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices. While the cause remains unclear, officials...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 01:50 PM EDT

Sackler Family Member Ordered to Testify in RI Opioid Case

Sackler Family Member Ordered to Testify in RI Opioid Case

A Connecticut court has ordered a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma to testify in Rhode Island's lawsuit against the drug maker over its role in the national opioid epidemic. The Providence...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 09:10 AM EDT

Study Finds Nearly Half of Serious E-Scooter Injuries Involved Alcohol

Study Finds Nearly Half of Serious E-Scooter Injuries Involved Alcohol

Alcohol has become a major factor in rising electric scooter-related injuries as the popular motorized rides proliferate across in cities across the country. A new study published Thursday in Trauma Surgery...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 01:30 PM EDT

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Facing Mounting Scrutiny by State AGs

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Facing Mounting Scrutiny by State AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company's blockbuster...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

Two lawsuits were filed against Allergan Wednesday related to its line of Biocell textured breast implants, which are the subject of a worldwide recall, alleging a failure to warn of cancer risks. The Los...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:39 PM EDT

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

At least 298 people have been hospitalized nationwide with severe lung disease apparently related to vaping, NBC News reports. The new number — a more than 50% jump from what the Centers for Disease Control and...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 08:10 AM EDT

MAP: See the Massachusetts Communities at Risk for EEE

MAP: See the Massachusetts Communities at Risk for EEE

Massachusetts is in the midst of an outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, and large swaths of the state are at risk, according to the health department. Several towns in Bristol, Plymouth and...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT

4 More Towns at Critical Risk of EEE After Horses Test Positive

4 More Towns at Critical Risk of EEE After Horses Test Positive

Four more horses have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, prompting the risk level for infection to rise to critical in four new Massachusetts towns, health officials said Thursday. Brookfield,...

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