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Frisco Elementary student tested for possible typhoid exposure

FRISCO, Texas – Collin County Health Service officials warn parents of an elementary school student who may have been exposed to typhoid. On Friday, officials confirmed that a student at Talley Elementary School in Frisco was being tested for typhoid fever. They are waiting for the child's test results. The letter sent home to parents on Thursday was partially read, …

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The 2nd case of lung disease linked to vaping is confirmed in King County

SEATTLE – The second case of severe lung disease related to vaping has been confirmed in King County, health officials announced Friday. Seattle and King County Public Health said a 30-year-old woman was admitted to a King County hospital in mid-September with respiratory distress and breathing difficulties. She has been released and is recovering, officials say. The woman reported vaping …

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Lids that lose the scalp can turn male balding

Researchers have developed a baseball cap that drops the scalp – and can reverse male balding. Experts first created a wireless patch that can stimulate the scalp with electrical pulses to encourage hair growth. 0.4-inch-thick plastic patches contain layers of various charged materials that produce electricity when they come into contact and are separated again. It is a phenomenon called …

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A woman's toothache message left her with frightening blue blood

The woman and her blue blood. Photo: Otis U. Warren and Benjamin Blackwood (New England Journal of Medicine) A Rhode Island women's toothache ended up causing her a literal case of blues, thanks to a bizarre reaction she had to pain medication. According to her doctor, the woman developed a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder that deprived her of valuable …

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7 dead from rare disease spread by mosquitoes

Load           Updated Sep 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT At least seven people have died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare disease spread by mosquitoes. At least 27 people have been infected in six states. The latest reported deaths were in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The state health department in Massachusetts said there are now 75 communities at critical or high risk …

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Another human case of the mosquito-borne EEE was confirmed in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories confirmed another case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on a human Friday. Eight cases of mosquito-borne illness have been confirmed in people living in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Three people have died. "The increasing geographical spread and the increasing number of …

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Wife identifies latest person to die of EEE, says 'he didn't deserve this'

The second person to die of Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts this year is being remembered as a beloved husband, father and grandfather. James Longworth first became ill over the weekend, his wife, Diane Balestracci, told WCVB. He was in a coma by Monday and died Thursday. Balestracci, who was married to Longworth for 27 years, described her late husband …

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Maine reports first case of gun-related illness that has affected more than 500 nationwide

An adult in Maine became ill using e-cigarettes, the first such case in the state, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. The case involved an adult who experienced symptoms similar to those reported in other states, where people using vape or e-cigarette products reported cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever and …

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Were you in the Texas floodwaters? You may become infected

First responders, stranded motorists and passers-by who kneel in length to chest-deep river water – that image is marked in Southeast Texas & # 39; collective psyche. In most of these cases, you cannot go into the water. But when a viral video from Lamar University in Beaumont showed some people diving in deep water on a subway for fun, …

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