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  • Elise's corner: Parents seek hope for daughter, 3, a victim of Alexander disease

    AKRON, Ohio With her bright blue eyes and infectious smile, Elise Bonsky seems like a typical, playful 3-year-old little girl. But her parents saw subtle, troubling signs from the time she was a baby. When Elise woke up from naps, she'd often stare with...
  • MERS epidemic a 'wake-up call' but not an emergency, health agency says

    MERS epidemic a 'wake-up call' but not an emergency, health agency says
    The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula. In a...
  • U.S. health officials tracing path of woman with rare TB

    U.S. health officials tracing path of woman with rare TB
    Health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact with a woman with a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis. The woman has an extremely drug-resistant form of the disease, which is impervious to most TB drugs....
  • South Korea offers MERS insurance for tourists

     South Korea offers MERS insurance for tourists
    South Korea: In the wake of at least 20 MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) deaths, the government has launched experimental plasma tests to fight the illness and is working to ensure that tourists will not be affected by a potential outbreak. The...
  • Rhode Island toddler dies of suspected bacterial infection

    More than a dozen children at a day care have been given preventative antibiotics as a precaution after a toddler there died of a suspected bacterial infection, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. The 13-month-old child, whose name has not...
  • Turf Disease Affects Lawns in the Lehigh Valley

     
    Last week a disease affected some of our lawns in the Lehigh Valley. We had very dry weather conditions just before it happened, and a lot of turf was under drought stress. Then, we got a couple days with significant......
  • Environmental Nutrition: Ridding meat of antibiotics

    Environmental Nutrition Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health issue. It can limit your treatment options when you're sick, raise your healthcare costs and increase the number, severity and duration of some infections. Today there is evidence...
  • MERS virus claims its first 2 victims in South Korea

    MERS virus claims its first 2 victims in South Korea
    South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease...
  • South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus

    South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease...
  • Norovirus outbreak shut down Long Beach restaurant for four days

    Norovirus outbreak shut down Long Beach restaurant for four days
    An upscale Long Beach restaurant temporarily shut down last month after several patrons and employees fell ill in a norovirus outbreak, authorities said Monday. The Sky Room voluntarily closed for four days starting May 22 in order to sanitize the...
  • Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry

    Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry
    California poultry giant Foster Farms has joined the flock of meat companies eschewing the use of antibiotics, pledging to eliminate all those used to combat infection in humans. The company's promise comes ahead of Tuesday's White House forum on the...