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  • Student Illnesses Cause High School Football Game Delay

    Student Illnesses Cause High School Football Game Delay
    A football game scheduled between two high schools for Friday evening will be delayed until Monday after several students called in sick. The varsity and junior varsity football games between Bear River High and Colfax High will be delayed after fourteen...
  • H1N1 Off to Early Start Around the US

    H1N1 Off to Early Start Around the US
    With the traditional start of the flu season upon us this weekend, 27 states are already reporting widespread activity of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, with the rest reporting more limited activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Lettuce, Ice Cream Found To Have High Risk Of Food Infection

    Lettuce, Ice Cream Found To Have High Risk Of Food Infection
    Just in time for flu season, a consumer watchdog group has come out with a Top 10 list of high-risk food based on their likeliness to cause a person to fall ill. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reported the Food and Drug Administration...
  • Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens

    Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens
    A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
  • Nursing home dangers: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan demands reforms to protect seniors and the disabled from mentally ill felons

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on state public health officials Wednesday to overhaul their approach to protecting seniors and disabled adults who live in nursing homes alongside mentally ill felons. In a blistering letter to the...
  • Swine Flu Prevention: Do Masks Really Help?

    Swine Flu Prevention: Do Masks Really Help?
    The visible symbol of the H1N1 flu outbreak last spring seemed to be face masks. Suddenly, they were everywhere -- in airports and waiting rooms, on buses and trains. Many drugstores sold out of masks. As the nation girds itself for a renewed fall...
  • Virus discovery called breakthrough in fight against chronic fatigue syndrome

    In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
  • Vaccines for Adults are Underused

    Vaccines for Adults are Underused
    Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
  • Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine

    Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine
    Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
  • Flu hits hospital visitor policies

    Flu hits hospital visitor policies
    As Maryland's hospitals brace for the worst that the swine flu pandemic could offer, they are making big changes in the way they handle visitors - restricting children, limiting certain adult visitors and issuing face masks at entrances - in an effort...
  • Fresh Produce Safety Tips

    Fresh Produce Safety Tips
    Symptoms of a food-borne illness typically are experienced within six hours of eating tainted food, though it may be longer. Those symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. To avoid getting sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...