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  • DOH: E-Cigarette use triples among U.S. teens

    DOH: E-Cigarette use triples among U.S. teens
    The number of high school students in the United States who used electronic cigarettes tripled in 2014 compared to just one year earlier, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report confirms the...
  • Rising teen use of e-cigarettes is a perilous trend

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, April 20: There's one bit of good news in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest survey on teenage smoking only 9.2 percent of teens in 2014 said they smoke...
  • Missouri detective battles flesh-eating infection

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Friends and loved ones of Lee's Summit, Mo., Police Detective Joshua Ward are praying for the 34-year-old married father of three who, even after five surgeries in as many days, remained in critical condition Monday at St. Luke's Hospital...
  • Correction: HIV Outbreak-Indiana story

    In a story April 17 about an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says between 50 percent and 90 percent of people with hepatitis C are also infected with HIV....
  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
  • Rise in vaping a concern [Editorial]

    Last week's report showing a jump in the number of teens using electronic cigarettes should set off alarm bells to parents, even as the report also highlighted major declines in teen smoking. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • 354 Long Islanders died from alcohol poisoning in 5 years

    A new report finds that at least 354 people died from alcohol poisoning on Long Island in the past five years. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1IUdzFV ) analyzed records from the Nassau and Suffolk county medical examiners. The deaths are part of what...
  • Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent. Water...
  • Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

    Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
    ALBANY — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed...
  • Harsh Northeast winter no hindrance to hungry ticks

    Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast...