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  • Scientists craft fly traps with 3D printer to fight greening

    Florida scientists are using a 3D printer to create a sort of hi-tech fly trap that could help save the state's multi-billion dollar citrus industry from a deadly bacterial disease known as citrus greening. Scientists at the Florida Department of...
  • Rick Perry and vaccines, a complicated love story

    For years, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been an outspoken advocate of vaccines as a public health measure, and for years, his support has yielded mixed political results. It was back in 2007, when then-Gov. Perry issued an executive order mandating...
  • CDC report outlines complexity of Dallas County quarantine

    Dallas County officials undertook a herculean effort last fall to quarantine some 179 people possibly exposed to Ebola, according to a federal report released this week. The contact tracing that ensued after Liberian visitor Thomas Eric Duncan was...
  • Illinois measles count climbs to 13 cases

    Two more children in suburban Cook County have come down with measles, bringing the Illinois tally of confirmed cases to 13. The Illinois and Cook County public health departments updated their measles counts late Friday. Twelve of the 13 cases are...
  • State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County

    Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night. The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...
  • Texas families isolated by Ebola struggled for basics

    DALLAS When federal health officials ordered 179 Dallas-area residents under "public health surveillance" for Ebola last fall, it became a major task to meet their personal needs over the 21 days they spent in isolation. A new federal report describes...
  • Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?

    The measles outbreak at a KinderCare day care center in Palatine and a separate case involving a student at Elgin Community College has raised questions for employers of all kinds looking to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. KinderCare changed its...
  • Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to U.S.

    A spike of measles infections in Berlin has been traced to unvaccinated refugees, but at least two cases appear to have come from the United States, authorities in the German capital said Friday. Berlin has recorded 347 cases of measles since the start...
  • Illinois measles cases up to 13

    The total number of people diagnosed with measles in Illinois inched up to 13 on Friday, according to health officials. The outbreak has centered on the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Cases confirmed Friday bring to 11 the...
  • Acid reflux raises serious health concerns

     Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
    President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal...
  • Measles outbreak turns attention to bounty of kids' vaccines and sometimes forgotten diseases

    Measles is in the news, but it's just one of more than a dozen preventable — and sometimes forgotten — diseases targeted by vaccines for children. Most immunizations start in infancy and some include multiple doses over several months or...