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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Chicago officials offer free meningitis vaccines

    Chicago officials offer free meningitis vaccines
    Chicago Department of Public Health leaders continue to push meningitis prevention for gay and bisexual men, launching an online app for vaccination locations and planning more free vaccines at Black Pride events during the holiday weekend. The app at ...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Summer food safety The Department of Health reminds residents to be aware of foodborne illness this summer. In 2014 in Anne Arundel county there were 76 confirmed or probable cases of salmonellosis. For a list of tips, go to aahealth.org and select...
  • Preventing heartworm is the best 'remedy'

    Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it's likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest
    Adopting one of the most far-reaching vaccination laws in the nation, California on Tuesday barred religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren, a move that could affect tens of thousands of students and sets up a potential court...
  • What Might Cause Deformed Echinacea Flowers?

     
    Coneflowers (Echinacea) are fairly trouble-free perennials that add a lot to pollinator or perennial gardens. However, these plants can be affected by several diseases and pests. If you notice oddly deformed flowers on one or more plants, these can be.......
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared
    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....
  • Ask a Vet: Cat's abnormal urination could have many causes

    Ask a Vet: Cat's abnormal urination could have many causes
    My 6-year-old male cat has been urinating in the bathtub lately. I have tried to discipline him by squirting him with a water bottle, but he continues to go there. He now has started to go on the carpet also. What else can I do besides punishing him?...
  • Avril Lavigne cries over doctors who called her crazy: 'Lyme disease exists'

    Avril Lavigne cries over doctors who called her crazy: 'Lyme disease exists'
    For Avril Lavigne, one of the worst parts of suffering through Lyme disease was having doctors treat her like she was a crazy person. The "Hello Kitty" rocker was in tears Monday on "Good Morning America" as she described her struggle to find a...
  • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu

    State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu
    Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against bird flu after outbreaks have devastated flocks in other states. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of waterfowl in fairs and shows in...
  • Researchers discover why last year's flu vaccine was so weak

    PHILADELPHIA Despite the sweltering heat of summer, some researchers are still preoccupied by cold and flu season, especially Scott Hensley of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, who hopes that vaccines being developed for the 2015-16 flu season will provide...