Want to microdose marijuana? This company is making it easier for you.

Want to microdose marijuana? This company is making it easier for you.

It’s rare that you find a company that specifically wants to help you use its product less, especially in the marijuana space. But that’s just what vaporizer maker Pax Labs is delivering in an update to its Pax Era device and app Tuesday: the ability to inhale cannabis in truly tiny doses. This is unusual, […]

Federal report: radioactive waste in Coldwater Creek increases cancer risk

Federal report: radioactive waste in Coldwater Creek increases cancer risk

A federal government agency has concluded radioactive contamination in a north St. Louis County creek could cause increased risk of certain types of cancer in residents who live near the north St. Louis County waterway. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s public health assessment, released Monday, states that residents who were exposed to […]

Larvae counter takes hassle out of anti-dengue project

Larvae counter takes hassle out of anti-dengue project

As part of an ongoing field study into curbing dengue transmissions here, researchers have been breeding Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and infecting them with the Wolbachia bacteria. The process was laborious, with researchers having to count each larva individually as they filled a tray of water with 4,000 mosquito larvae. But in 2016, local start-up Orinno […]

Boy whose family fought to keep him on life support at CHOP dies

Boy whose family fought to keep him on life support at CHOP dies

A boy whose family went to court last month to challenge Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia over its efforts to take him off life support has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jayden Auyeung’s life-support had not been removed, however. “We do not know the exact cause of death as of yet. It is too early to […]

Time for ticks

Time for ticks

After an especially long winter, we turn our thoughts to sun, warmer temperatures and outdoor activities. But beyond just lathering up with plenty of sunscreen before heading out, there are actually a few more things we should be putting on: bug repellent, long sleeves and long pants. “It’s a common misconception that ticks only pose […]

Mosquitoes near Elburn test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes near Elburn test positive for West Nile virus

The Kane County Health Department has collected a batch of mosquitoes near Elburn that tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first batch collected in Kane County this year that has tested positive for the disease. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus […]

Yes, the plague still exists, here's what it's like now in the US

Yes, the plague still exists, here's what it's like now in the US

A child in Idaho is recovering after being struck with the plague, leaving many wondering how the plague exists in the 21st century. The disease dates back to the Middle Ages, when it killed millions in a Europe, before the age of antibiotics. At the time, they did not realize the plague was carried by […]

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