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  • Swimmers Not Warned of Sewage Leak

    You wouldn't let your children play in raw sewage. However, last month -- during a hot, humid weekend -- kids swimming in Hempstead harbor were doing just that. "We have a history of being proactive about closing beaches to protect the health of our...
  • Testing Finds Norovirus In Those Sick At Millennium Park

    Testing Finds Norovirus In Those Sick At Millennium Park
    Health officials have new information on what may have caused a number of people to get sick after visiting a local park. Around 100 people have called the Kent County Health Department, saying they became ill after visiting Grand Rapid's Millennium...
  • Brickyard 400 fans encouraged to prepare for high temperatures

    Brickyard 400 fans encouraged to prepare for high temperatures
    Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are asking all Brickyard 400 fans to prepare for the hot weather out at the track this weekend. Temperatures nearing 100 degrees are forecasted, with the heat index near 110. A heat advisory is in effect...
  • Two New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    Two New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to three. Both new cases are from Ascension Parish. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance...
  • Hundreds Report Oil Spill Related Illnesses

    Hundreds Report Oil Spill Related Illnesses
    Since the oil spill began in April, hundreds of people have gotten sick. That's according to a new report from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The report says 324 people have reported oil spill related illnesses. A majority of those are...
  • Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness

    Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
  • Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves

    Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves
    Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician. When cases...
  • NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades

    NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades
    A Queens deli apparently took top honors as the cleanest place to dine in the Big Apple, according to a new letter grading system put into place Wednesday by the Department of Health. Health officials began its new inspections yesterday and awarded the...
  • Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk

    Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk
    Summer means the arrival of certain illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses and bugs that thrive in the warm, moist environment. Although the risk of catching these diseases is low, there are some precautions to take to stay healthy. For...
  • As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option

    As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option
    A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday, raising the possibility that the bulk of compensation for the ill will come from a legal settlement hammered out...
  • Link Between Schizophrenia, Cat Parasite Studied

    Link Between Schizophrenia, Cat Parasite Studied
    Johns Hopkins University scientists trying to determine why people develop serious mental illness are focusing on an unlikely factor: a common parasite spread by cats. The researchers say the microbes, called Toxoplasma gondii, invade the human brain and...