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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,...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 08:33 PM EDT

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Hea...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search. Social media sites have been tryingto combat the spread of...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

1st Horse in NH Tests Positive for EEE This Year

1st Horse in NH Tests Positive for EEE This Year

A horse in New Hampshire has been diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus infection for the first time this year, according to health officials. The virus was detected in a horse from Northwood,...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

Mosquitoes in NH Test Positive for West Nile Virus for 1st Time This Year

Mosquitoes in NH Test Positive for West Nile Virus for 1st Time This Year

A batch of mosquitoes in Manchester, New Hampshire, has tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year. The Department of Health and Human Services said the batch of mosquitoes was collected...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 07:11 PM EDT

Is EEE Spraying Safe? Health Officials Clear the Air

Is EEE Spraying Safe? Health Officials Clear the Air

If you're living in one of the 23 communities in Middlesex and Worcester counties found to be at high or critical risk for the eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus, you may have heard aerial spraying...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma Offers $10-12B to Settle Opioid Claims

Purdue Pharma Offers $10-12B to Settle Opioid Claims

Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion. The potential deal was part of confidential conversations and...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 02:59 PM EDT

A Decade After a Split, the Marlboro Men Seek a Reunion

A Decade After a Split, the Marlboro Men Seek a Reunion

Altria confirmed Tuesday that it is in talks to merge with Philip Morris International more than a decade after splitting itself into two companies. Altria has exclusively sold Marlboro and other cigarette...

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