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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:29 PM EDT

Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him Amid New CDC Probe

Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him Amid New CDC Probe

Just a few days after the CDC announced it would investigate nearly 100 cases of severe lung illness linked with vaping, a Weatherford, Texas, teen has come forward with his story of surviving a vaping-related...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 03:30 PM EDT

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

It's an age-old debate that has divided the culinary community and earlier this year sparked a lively debate on social media: To wash or not to wash raw poultry. Legendary chef Julia Child was a proponent of...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

Mosquito Spraying Expands in Mass. After EEE Diagnoses

Mosquito Spraying Expands in Mass. After EEE Diagnoses

More Massachusetts towns and neighborhoods will be sprayed for mosquitos Tuesday after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. East Boston, Worcester and Andover were set to be...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM EDT

'Out of Control': Sheriff Says Solution Needed for Boston's 'Methadone Mile' After Attack on Corrections Officer

'Out of Control': Sheriff Says Solution Needed for Boston's 'Methadone Mile' After Attack on Corrections Officer

The Suffolk County Sheriff has had enough with the problems that often escalate right outside the House of Corrections in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. "The number of times we saw people shooting up, or...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 11:34 PM EDT

Boston Neighborhoods Spray for Mosquitoes

Boston Neighborhoods Spray for Mosquitoes

Spraying for mosquitoes began in Boston's West Roxbury and Hyde Park neighborhoods Monday evening. With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 06:06 PM EDT

Mass. Doctor Promises Easier Hernia Surgery

Mass. Doctor Promises Easier Hernia Surgery

Many hernias can require surgery which mean weeks of missed work. A doctor in Wellesley, Massachusetts, who performs a unique surgery called inguinal hernia repair says the method can result in fewer complicati...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), officials are continuing to spray specific areas to reduce the mosquito population and...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 06:10 AM EDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:06 AM EDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

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