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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs: Food Safety Tips Amid Food Recalls And Outbreaks

How does one keep the family safe from infection when there's a salmonella outbreak? Cleaning the refrigerator thoroughly and following basic food safety tips are key steps.

Public Health May 13, 2018

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Lyme Disease Cases Rise: Protect The Home From Tick Populations To Avoid Tick Bites

How can homes be protected from being infested with tick populations? Wise landscaping and cleaning can help prevent tick populations from wreaking havoc at home.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Could Help Diabetics Manage Blood Sugar: What To Know About The Diet

Could a very low-carbohydrate diet really help Type 1 diabetics to manage blood sugar levels? Here are some things you might want to know before starting a new diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2018

Lone Tree Frog Climbs Utility Pole, Causes Power Outage To Over 800 In Florida City

A Cuban tree frog did not survive when it made contact with high voltage electrical equipment, but it did cause power outage to over 800 customers. These voracious eaters occasionally wander onto utility poles when they forage for prey.

Animals May 12, 2018

Four People Treated For Rabies After Being Bitten By Raccoon

Authorities have yet to capture the potentially rabid raccoon that bit four individuals in Georgetown. All four bitten individuals have been given treatments, but they have to return for the next doses to complete the treatment.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Glowing Waves: San Diego Beaches Glow Blue Due To Red Tide

The spectacular neon display in San Diego beaches is a result of the current red tide event. Bioluminescence is actually a rather common trait among many marine organisms.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2018

Scientists Identify How Nest Temperature Determines Sex Of Turtle Hatchlings

For 50 years, scientists have tried to understand how temperature affects sex-determination in turtles and other reptiles. New research finds that a gene called Kdm6b significantly affects sex-determination during early development.

Animals May 11, 2018

Child Care Center Closed After Child's Typhoid Fever Diagnosis

Staff and students of a child care center are being tested after potentially being exposed to a child who was diagnosed with typhoid fever. It's important for travelers to take extra precautions to avoid contracting typhoid fever overseas.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Army Surgeons Replace Soldier's Lost Ear With Grown One: What Is Ear Reconstruction Surgery?

A soldier who lost her entire ear after a car accident in 2016 successfully received total ear reconstructive surgery. Such procedures are done for those with ear defects, whether in-born or due to an injury.

Medicine May 11, 2018

May Is National High Blood Pressure Education Month: Understanding Blood Pressure

It is important to get accurate blood pressure readings in order to receive proper health care. What are some errors that can alter blood pressure readings?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2018

What Killed Sultan Saladin 800 Years Ago? Experts Finally Have An Answer

Sultan Saladin is a legendary historical figure who unified the Muslim world in the 12th century. His death was a mystery for centuries but now, doctors reveal typhoid as a likely cause of death.

Feature | Health May 6, 2018

National Astronaut Day Commemorates Launch Of First American In Space

Alan Shepard was the first American to go to space 57 years ago. Ten years after that mission, he was also the first man to hit a golf ball on the surface of the moon.

Space May 5, 2018

Look Up: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

This year's Eta Aquarids are expected to be one of the finest showers of the year. The best way to see them is during early morning hours in locations far enough from city lights.

Space May 5, 2018

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Chemicals Harmful To Corals: What To Know About Safe Sun Protection

Hawaii cracks down on sunscreen chemicals that are harmful to coral reef and marine life. Fortunately, there are other alternatives that can protect the skin from harsh sun exposure.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Researchers Play Bach For Crocodiles During MRI To Study Their Brains

Researchers played classical music for 1-year-old Nile crocodiles during an MRI scan. As it turns out, crocodiles seem to like being inside the scanner as they remained rather calm and quiet.

Animals May 4, 2018

Nurse Shares Video Of What Really Happens To Lungs Of Smokers

A viral video shows just what can happen to the lungs of a smoker. The charcoal-colored lungs are larger but less elastic and deflates quickly compared to the healthy lungs.

Public Health May 4, 2018

Doctors Remove Rare 132-Pound Ovarian Tumor In Lifesaving Surgery

A woman's ovarian tumor grew to almost 100 centimeters in just two months, occupying her entire abdomen. Doctors at a Connecticut hospital worked together to perform a lifesaving surgery.

Medicine May 4, 2018

Teen Finalists On NASA Competition Want Clean Water In Public Schools

An all-girl team of 17-year-old students' submission to a NASA competition focused on providing clean water to public schools. Their invention is based on NASA technology created for previous missions.

Feature | Science May 4, 2018

'High Risk' Diabetic Woman Who Went Missing Found Safe

A diabetic woman was found after being reported missing. Though diabetes is associated with high blood sugar, there are also dangers associated with patients having low blood sugar.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2018

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