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  • White Township cat had rabies, Warren County health department warns

    The Warren County Health Department is reporting that a free-roaming cat has tested positive for the rabies virus. The cat is described as an all-gray, domestic shorthaired adult male that frequented the area of the 600 block of Brass Castle Road in...
  • Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

    Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
    Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The agency, which is...
  • Raccoon killed by dog in Suffolk tests positive for rabies

    A raccoon that was killed by a dog in Suffolk tested positive for rabies, local health department officials said Friday. The incident happened in the Driver area of the city, according to a news release. Health department officials will observe the dog,...
  • Stints of standing while working may reduce back pain

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming productivity. Australian office workers...
  • Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs

    Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs
    By Megan Crepeau  |  RedEye Kate Rooney nearly didn’t make it to Israel this month. The 23-year-old was slated to fly there as part of a partnership between Northwestern, where she is a graduate student studying journalism, and the Jerusalem...
  • Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

    Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing
    Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations. The Annapolis man is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend to...
  • With blood pressure, both numbers are important to overall health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a high systolic (top number) blood pressure, but my diastolic (bottom number) is normal. What does this mean? Is it considered high blood pressure? Do I need any treatment? ANSWER: When measuring blood pressure, both numbers...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • Couple Frustrated With Silence Over Loved One's Death At Southbury Training School

    Beverly and John Matakaetis, who have fought for reforms at the Southbury Training School for two years after Beverly's brother died of a fungal infection while under Soutbury's care, said Wednesday that they may have reached the end of the advocacy road....
  • Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012

    Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012
    A Geneva man has contracted West Nile virus in Kane County's first reported human case since 2012, county health officials said Wednesday. The 33-year-old man was treated as an outpatient and is recovering, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane...
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...