Health dept. worried about increase of mosquito-borne illnesses in Volusia Co.

Health dept. worried about increase of mosquito-borne illnesses in Volusia Co.

0 Health dept. worried about increase of mosquito-borne illnesses in Volusia Co. VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health is warning people in Volusia County about mosquito-borne illnesses. The department issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for the county after two cases of a disease known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis were confirmed in a […]

Research warns Indonesia gay bashing is fueling HIV epidemic

Research warns Indonesia gay bashing is fueling HIV epidemic

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A doctor says that disowned by his father and ill-equipped to deal with the stigma of HIV/AIDS, a young man who died in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta early this year had “effectively committed suicide” by stopping anti-viral medication. The 20-year-old man’s shocking death is a sign of an out […]

Genetic risk factors for brain cancer differ in men, women

Genetic risk factors for brain cancer differ in men, women

Washington, Jul 1 (PTI) Men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing glioma – one of the most common types of primary malignant brain tumours, scientists say. While sex differences in the incidence and survival rates of glioma were known, researchers had not investigated whether genetic differences based on sex could cast light […]

Couple indicted for distributing opioids through clinic

Couple indicted for distributing opioids through clinic

Published 5:00 pm, Friday, June 29, 2018 MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a Wauwatosa pain clinic and her ex-husband with prescribing excessive amounts of opioids. The indictment was unsealed Friday. It charges Lisa and Robert Hofschulz with selling a controlled substance and conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. According […]

Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virus

Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virus

Updated 9:10 am, Friday, June 29, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say for the first time this season, mosquitoes have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus. The state environmental management department says the virus was found in samples collected in Pawtucket, Warren and East Providence on June 11. Alan Gettman, the […]

USDA: Most people washing hands incorrectly, spreading germs around kitchen

USDA: Most people washing hands incorrectly, spreading germs around kitchen

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018 – A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness. “As a mother of three […]

Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

After a woman gives birth to her baby, labor is not over. She also has to birth the placenta. And this can be quite risky. The placenta attaches to the uterus through a series of blood vessels, which reach from the mom into the placenta. After childbirth, the placenta tears off the uterus, leaving these […]

Can Community Health offers free HIV testing

Can Community Health offers free HIV testing

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – To recognize National HIV Testing Day Wednesday, CAN Community Health offered free HIV tests at Walgreens all day.  Nationwide, more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV, but one in seven of them don’t even know it. There are staggering statistics in Florida too, the state with the highest number […]

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