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Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 05:51 PM EDT

EEE Confirmed in 5th Person in Massachusetts This Year

EEE Confirmed in 5th Person in Massachusetts This Year

A fifth person has been confirmed to have the rare and potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Massachusetts this summer, state health officials said Thursday. The person is from...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 04:25 PM EDT

Vitamin E Now a Focus of Probe Into Some Vaping Illnesses

Vitamin E Now a Focus of Probe Into Some Vaping Illnesses

Health officials in New York say vitamin E acetate is now a focus of their investigation into vaping-related respiratory illnesses that have sickened 34 people in that state, NBC News reported. There have been...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 03:50 PM EDT

Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Immigrant Medical Care

Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Immigrant Medical Care

Civil rights groups are suing President Donald Trump's administration over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships....

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 01:10 PM EDT

4th Case of EEE, 1st Case of West Nile Detected in RI

4th Case of EEE, 1st Case of West Nile Detected in RI

Rhode Island officials have confirmed a fourth finding of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis and the first finding of West Nile virus. State environmental and health...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:07 PM EDT

Michigan to Become 1st State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan to Become 1st State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 06:43 PM EDT

Vision, Hearing Loss Linked to Teen's Junk Food Diet: Report

Vision, Hearing Loss Linked to Teen's Junk Food Diet: Report

The junk-food laden diet of a British teen and long-time “fussy eater” may have contributed to the deterioration of his vision and hearing, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing a new report published in the...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Another Mass. Town at Critical EEE Risk, Now 29 Total

Another Mass. Town at Critical EEE Risk, Now 29 Total

A horse in Douglas, Massachusetts, has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, prompting the risk level for infection to rise to critical, health officials said Tuesday. The risk level in neighboring...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 02:45 AM EDT

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health officials said Tuesday. The officials said two...

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...

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