Residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin counties urged to vaccinate against hepatitis A

Residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin counties urged to vaccinate against hepatitis A

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is recommending all people in several counties get vaccinated against hepatitis A because of an ongoing outbreak. Residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties are urged to receive the vaccinations. There have been 214 cases of hepatitis A reported in Jefferson County. The […]

Israeli scientist working on Alzheimer's vaccine

Israeli scientist working on Alzheimer's vaccine

Alzheimer’s disease, affecting some 47 million people worldwide, for now remains an irreversible and fatal brain disorder. Taking a proactive approach, an Israeli brain researcher is developing a vaccine against this devastating disease. Most vaccines work by mounting an immune response toward a weakened pathogen to boost the immune system’s ability to fight the real […]

When heart disease runs in the family, exercise tied to lower risk

When heart disease runs in the family, exercise tied to lower risk

People who get plenty of exercise are less likely to have heart attacks and strokes than their inactive counterparts, even when they have a genetic predisposition for heart disease, a UK study suggests. Among roughly half a million people in the UK, those with greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiovascular fitness had a […]

4 baboons escape research facility

4 baboons escape research facility

Four baboons escaped from a primate research facility Saturday.  Three of the baboons were caught within 30 minutes, the other is still on the loose but believed to be on the facility’s property, according to WOAI.  PRIMATE ON THE RUN: Pictures sent in by a KSAT 12 viewer show what appears to be a primate running […]

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

(Baltimore) — On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America’s opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone inhalers are claimed within 20 minutes. “We could’ve easily handed out hundreds of doses today. But we only had […]

Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer

Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer

SAN DIEGO — A Lakeside gang member was charged Wednesday in the death of a 25-year-old woman he’s accused of selling fentanyl. The woman was found dead from an overdose in her La Mesa home on January 23. Uriah Odish is the fourth suspected drug dealer since January to face federal charges in Southern California […]