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Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement warning people about West Nile

MONROE, La (KNOE) The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement is urging residents to take measures to deal with mosquitoes during hurricane season. Director Shannon Rider said that hurricane season can bring more standing pools of water, which she said can bring both pros and cons. Rider said more pools of water can help spread out instead of clumping in the same …

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Viruses affect horses, livestock in 3 Colorado counties

DENVER – Like all athletes, the horses that compete at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker must be healthy. "You don't know where these horses come from, so you need to get an idea of ​​what they've been exposed to," says Marion Maybank, head of Colorado Horse Park. "We have horses from California, from Mexico, Argentina, Canada, New York, Chicago, …

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Here's how many calories you should cut a day for weight loss

If you want to improve your health, cutting calories could help. »RELATED: You should exercise this time of day for successful weight loss, study suggests Researchers from Duke University Medical Center recently conducted a study, published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, to determine the effectiveness of calorie restriction. To do so, they examined 143 healthy men and women …

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Health officials: 6th Legionnaires' disease case confirmed after stay at Atlanta hotel – Story

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Health official said another case of Legionnaires' disease has been diagnosed in a person who recently stayed at a downtown Atlanta hotel. As of Wednesday, six people have confirmed cases of The common link is the Sheraton Atlanta, officials said. Tests have not come back from the hotel giving any positive indication the bacteria is …

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Wasp spray is used as a meth alternative in "waxing" epidemic

West Virginia police say some people have used anti-tip spray – to get a methamphetamine-like high. At least three people overdosed last week because they used insecticides to make synthetic methods, state police said Monday "If you use it, you know you can use it once or twice and be good, but the third time your body hits the allergic …

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Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency in Congo today

Geneva – The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday. The virus spreads this week to Goma, a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, which other …

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