Cat tests positive for rabies after biting Colorado person

Cat tests positive for rabies after biting Colorado person

Published 1:23 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A cat has tested positive for rabies after biting a person in Colorado. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment says the person is undergoing treatment to prevent getting rabies. The victim’s identity hasn’t been released. The Greeley Tribune reports the cat has […]

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 […]

What Is West Nile Virus? Case of 'Dangerous' Condition Confirmed in Los Angeles

What Is West Nile Virus? Case of 'Dangerous' Condition Confirmed in Los Angeles

Health officials have urged residents of Los Angeles County to protect themselves against the potentially dangerous West Nile virus after a resident was hospitalized. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed in a statement a resident of San Gabriel Valley was taken ill in mid-May, and diagnosed with WNV. WNV is spread during mosquito […]

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems  U.S. News & World Report NIH pulls the plug on controversial alcohol trial  Science Magazine NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol  Ars Technica Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov  ClinicalTrials.gov NIH to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health […]

Virtual reality may improve your recall power: Study

Virtual reality may improve your recall power: Study

Washington, Jun 15 (PTI) People remember information better if it is presented to them in a virtual environment as opposed to desktop computers, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study, published in the journal Virtual Reality, found that people learn better through virtual, immersive environments as opposed to more traditional platforms like […]

1st mosquito batch tests positive for West Nile found near Elburn

1st mosquito batch tests positive for West Nile found near Elburn

The Culex mosquito carries West Nile virus. The Kane County Health Department collected a batch of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus. This batch was collected near Elburn and is the first that has tested positive in 2018. ELBURN – A batch of mosquitos from a trap near Elburn tested positive for West Nile […]

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin […]

Work snacks add up to nearly 1300 calories a week, study finds

Work snacks add up to nearly 1300 calories a week, study finds

ATLANTA — It’s no secret that cupcakes in the break room provide little nutrition. But a new report reveals that many Americans might be overindulging in snacks. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study, presented at a American Society for Nutrition meeting, to determine how many unhealthy foods employees […]

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

This undated photo provided by Rutgers University shows three Longhorned ticks: from left, a fully engorged female, a partial engorged female, and an engorged nymph. A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, […]

What Makes One Go from Hungry to 'Hangry?'

What Makes One Go from Hungry to 'Hangry?'

A new study finds that being “hangry” — a term used to indicate hunger-induced anger — may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, environmental cues and one’s level of emotional awareness. The research is published in the journal Emotion. “We all know that hunger can sometimes affect our emotions and perceptions of the […]

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