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Oregon Health Authority confirms 2nd measles case in Marion Co. tied to traveler

Measles – image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.jpg SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a second case of measles in Marion County, which was linked to a patient who recently visited the area. Multnomah County, Oregon Health officials say the initial case was an unvaccinated Illinois resident who recently spent time in countries where …

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High Potential Pot "strongly linked" to psychosis: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain High potency cannabis, especially when used daily, is "strongly linked" to the risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, researchers say Wednesday. In Amsterdam and London-where high-THC marijuana has long been the rule rather than the -50 and 30 percent of new psychosis cases, was associated with potent forms of the drug. The …

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Marion County residents with influence urged to avoid hospital ERs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The highest health care provider in India's most prestigious county calls on people with mild flu cases not to visit hospital emergency rooms. The Marion County Public Health Department said Tuesday that Indianapolis hospitals see an "extremely high" number of people with influenza and respiratory disorders. Healthcare Director Virginia A. Caine urges anyone experiencing mild flu-like symptoms …

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Meriden school sees nail in student deviations Tuesday | News

MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – Some parents in Meriden reached eyewitness news on Tuesday and said many students at the Washington Middle School were sick. While officials did not confirm specific numbers, they said more students were sick on Tuesday than normal. In a statement, Meriden said Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni: "We regularly track attendance, and we are up a …

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Researchers find the brain circuit responsible for alcohol needs

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Scripps Researchers have been thinking about how to turn to drinking alcohol-dependent rats. According to a press release, researchers were able to use lasers to temporarily disable a specific circuit in the brain to reverse the behavior. "This discovery is exciting – that means we have another part of the puzzle to explain the neural mechanism …

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