Hotline opened for Legionella exposure concerns at West Michigan hospital –...

HASTINGS, MI -- Patients and visitors to a West Michigan hospital with Legionella bacteria in its water can call a hotline if they are concerned about exposure. Spectrum Health Pennock in Hastings has established hotlines at 844-689-2875 and 616-391-9986 to address concerns about the bacteria which causes Legionnaires’ disease. Since September, two hospital patients have…

Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern Around US

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How Much Meat Should I Eat? A New Diet Has The...

Besides what you eat, many dietitians focus on WHY you make certain food choices. Your diet may be dictated by budget, accessibility, health, time constraints or how your individual food choices affect the planet. There’s not one right diet that works for everyone. But the buzz about eating less meat and more plant-based foods is…

Conroe Regional mammography tech’s second breast cancer battle provides insight

By Jennifer Summer, Staff writer Published 12:00 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Debbie Martin, a mammography tech at Conroe Regional Medical Center, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Conroe. Martin stresses the importance of mammograms to her patients as she fights her own battle with breast cancer. less Debbie Martin, a…

‘Vaccines Cause Adults’: Pediatric staff’s response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak...

CLOSE A measles outbreak is spreading across a Washington county known for choosing not to vaccinate its children, and health officials have declared a public health emergency. USA TODAY You've probably heard the anti-vaxxer slogan "vaccines cause autism."  Staff at a pediatrics office in New York thought it was time vaccination proponents stood up with a message…

‘Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states – KWTX

(Gray News) – A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - often referred to as "zombie deer disease" or some variant - is in the…

Minnesota DNR to hold special hunts to combat CWD – KSTP

Twelve new CWD cases were confirmed in wild deer this fall. There have been 30 the past three years, all of them in southeastern Minnesota. To participate in the special hunt, hunters will have to follow a set of rules. All the hunting will take place around the designated CWD Zone in Fillmore County. Hunters…

Potential new therapy for Crohn’s, colitis identified: Alternative to anti-inflammatory therapies...

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) live with frequent, miserable episodes of abdominal pain, diarrhea and in severe cases, rectal bleeding. Standard treatments are aimed at directly suppressing inflammation, but many patients find little relief from such an approach. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a compound that…

Help police find a woman who was exposed to rabid bat...

The Sacramento County Division of Public Health is searching for a woman who came into contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies at a Target in Rancho Cordova on Sept. 19. The woman is believed to have found the bat at the Target located at 10881 Olson Drive and turned it in to…

Scientists Have ‘Hacked Photosynthesis’ In Search Of More Productive Crops –...

Scientists have re-engineered photosynthesis, the foundation of life on Earth, creating genetically modified plants that grow faster and bigger. Above, scientists measure how well modified tobacco plants photosynthesize compared to unmodified plants. Haley Ahlers/RIPE Project hide caption toggle caption Haley Ahlers/RIPE Project Scientists have re-engineered photosynthesis, the foundation of life on Earth, creating genetically modified…

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