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  • Pet Vet: Is local drinking water safe for dogs?

    A reader has a question about drinking water for her dog, Lacey. Lacey is 9 months old and of mixed breed descent. Erin knows of caretakers who only use bottled water for their companions, fearing potential problems from tap water. Is tap water safe for...
  • Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

     Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu
    Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with up-to-date flu vaccines....
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Meningitis outbreak hits another college campus

    There's been another outbreak of the meningococcal disease among college students, this time at the University of Oregon. If you remember, a year or so ago, there was an outbreak at Princeton University and another at the University of California-Santa...
  • New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu

    A duck at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Mexico, one of the nation's premier birding spots, has tested positive for a highly virulent strain of bird flu, state officials said Tuesday. The case is the latest in a growing...
  • Wasting disease spreads through more western Kansas deer

    Chronic wasting disease, an illness that's 100 percent fatal in deer and elk, has spread to six new counties in southwest Kansas. To date, the disease has never been passed to humans or livestock, though it is related to mad cow disease and some other...
  • 60 years later, recalling the world-altering discovery of the polio vaccine

    PITTSBURGH Sixty years ago this coming Sunday, the Salk polio vaccine was declared "safe, effective and potent," an announcement cheered with the fervor of a national holiday. At the time, the dreaded disease was infecting more than 50,000 children in the...
  • Dog owners should protect canines against recent flu virus

    State veterinary officials say dog owners should consider giving their canines the flu vaccine. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health said Tuesday that a large number of canine influenza cases have recently been reported in the Chicago area. Canine...
  • For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits

    For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits
    To date, no living person has gotten a definitive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy - the constellation of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms that appears to result from repeated blows to the head. The definition of the disease itself...
  • Study: Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease

    A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests. Scans of 14 retired football players at risk for the...
  • More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships stricken with possible norovirus

    More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships stricken with possible norovirus
    More than 200 passengers and crew aboard two cruise ships that departed Port Everglades were stricken with norovirus-like symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Royal Caribbean International's Legend of the Seas...