Mosquitoes across Jefferson County test positive for West Nile virus

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A recent collection of adult mosquitos across five cities in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus. According to the Jefferson County Health Department, the mosquitos were collected September 11 from Crystal City, De Soto, Hematite, Imperial, and Kimmswick, and surrounding areas. The virus is spread through the bite…

When is the right time to get your flu shot?

Summer is winding down and school is back in session, which means flu season is right around the corner. And as health officials remind us every year, the best protection against the virus is to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months of age and older…

Experts prepare plan to capture ill orca as last alternative

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. Nearly two months after an international team of experts began taking extraordinary measures to save the young sick orca, the critically endangered whale is skinnier…

‘Vampire facial’ may have caused infection at New Mexico spa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A "vampire facial," in which a patient's blood is drawn and then re-applied to their own face, could be responsible for infections at a New Mexico spa. Customers who have gotten the beauty treatment are being urged to get tested for HIV. You might have heard of the procedure -- Kim Kardashian…

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson’s

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson's, new research warns. What's more, among "those ADHD patients who had a record of being treated with amphetamine-like drugs -- especially Ritalin [methylphenidate]…

4 Montgomery County doctors charged with running ‘pill mills’ arrested

Lawrence I. Miller, a family medicine practitioner who worked out of a Walnut Street office in Lansdale, was arrested Wednesday morning, said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele at a news conference. Joseph F. Cipriano, 56, of Norristown, was arrested in July; Brian C. Keeley, 61, of Ambler, was arrested in May; and Joseph M.…

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut. Listeria bacteria transport electrons through their cell wall into the environment as tiny currents, assisted by ubiquitous flavin molecules (yellow dots). (Amy Cao graphic, copyright UC…

Higher dairy intake may lower CVD, mortality risks

More than two servings of dairy per day was associated with a lower risk for CVD and death, according to new data published in The Lancet. Among 136,384 participants in the PURE study, those who consumed more than two servings of dairy per day, compared with non, had decreased risk for the composite of major…

Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates

The researchers used data from 185 countries, looking at all the places in the body cancer can occur and taking a deeper look at 36 types. Based on this data, one in five men and one in six women will develop cancer during their lifetime, the researchers estimate. One in eight men and one in…

New blood test can determine what time your body thinks it...

Is there a way to tell when it’s morning in your body? Researchers at Northwestern say they have found a new way to gauge what time it is on someone’s internal biological clock. A new study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America journal detailed…

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