For Father's Day, this dad just wants a cure for his daughter

For Father's Day, this dad just wants a cure for his daughter

Virgil Harris and his 23-year-old daughter Jazmyne Harris pose for a portrait in Indianapolis, Sunday, June 10, 2018. Jazmyne was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) at age 14. Ever since, Virgil has fought to raise funds for all people living with FA, raising money for research and helping patients with accessibility accommodations like ramps and […]

Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in Virginia

Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia, according to researchers at the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech. So far, there has been just one confirmed sighting of Giant Hogweed — in Clarke County, Virginia, but the dangerous plant also grows in New […]

Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil

Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil

Image copyright PA Image caption Billy was admitted to hospital in London on Friday A severely epileptic boy will be given back medicinal cannabis oil that was confiscated from his mother at customs, the home secretary has said. Billy Caldwell, 12, would receive the oil after doctors made clear it was a “medical emergency”, Sajid […]

Utah among 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases

Utah among 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases

Opting out of vaccines leaves these US ‘hot spots’ most vulnerable for outbreaks Opting out of vaccines leaves these US ‘hot spots’ most vulnerable for outbreaks SALT LAKE CITY — A number of American states and metropolitan “hot spots” are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out […]

All kids should get vaccinated for hepatitis B at birth, experts say

All kids should get vaccinated for hepatitis B at birth, experts say

TORONTO — Clinicians and researchers attending an international conference say all Canadian children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life, a policy recommended by the World Health Organization. Currently, most provinces and territories immunize children against the liver-destroying virus when they are much older, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, which […]

The Latest: Deportation delayed to allow kidney transplant

The Latest: Deportation delayed to allow kidney transplant

by Associated Press June 14 at 2:38 PM HARTFORD, Conn. — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says federal immigration officials have granted a six-month stay in the deportation of a man scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant this […]

Health groups push to raise smoking age to 21

Health groups push to raise smoking age to 21

Groups like the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 in New York ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent health groups including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 across New […]

West Nile virus found in three Lucas County locations

West Nile virus found in three Lucas County locations

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Kitchen towels are dirtier than you think, study finds

Kitchen towels are dirtier than you think, study finds

Please enable Javascript to watch this video There’s a decent chance your kitchen towels are hiding bacteria linked to food poisoning and other infections, according to a new study, though some are urging caution before tossing those towels in the trash. The finding is based on a University of Mauritius study of 100 kitchen towels used […]

Costa Rica issues malaria health alert

Costa Rica issues malaria health alert

The Costa Rican government issued a health, or sanitary alert Monday due to the increase in the number of imported malaria cases reported from Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of South America and Africa, according to a Nacion report (computer translated). Costa Rica /CIA According to Daniel Salas, director of the Directorate of Health Surveillance […]

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