The Pennsylvania Game Commission is monitoring reports of epizootic hemorrhaging disease , or EHD, in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and northern Washington counties, said Samara Trusso, southwestern regional biologist and wildlife management supervisor.
Source: Virus killing hundreds of Southwest Pennsylvania deer with internal bleeding | TribLIVE
As official Washington began to wind down on a unseasonably sweaty Friday afternoon, John McCain dropped a bombshell that threatened to end the last-ditch attempt by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Source: John McCain may have killed Obamacare repeal, again – CNNPolitics
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego or Santa Cruz counties, health officials reported Tuesday.
Source: Hepatitis A outbreak hits Los Angeles after 2 cases confirmed
Someday, kids might only have to endure a single jab to get the benefits of several vaccines, thanks to a new technology by a team of MIT engineers. They’ve created a method that allows a single injection to carry enough doses for the first one to two years of a child’s life, with each dose released at a specified time.
Source: MIT combines several vaccines in a single injection
Containing the spread of diseases, both chronic and infectious, may stand as the biggest public-health challenge in the coming years.
Source: Bill Gates on the biggest public health threats over the next 10 years – Business Insider
Whether you’re a heavy sitter or a binge-sitter, racking up prolonged sedentary time increases your risk of early death, according to a study published in Tuesday’s edition of the Annals of Internal
Source: Get up at least once every 30 minutes. Failure to do so may shorten your life, study finds – LA Times
Most of the 39 people who became sick had handled or were near puppies purchased from Petland, a nationwide chain.
Source: Pet-store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak among people in 7 states, CDC says
Use of disinfectants once a week could increase risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by as much as 32%, finds study
Source: Regularly using bleach linked to higher risk of fatal lung disease
Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday.
Francis’ visit to Cartagena got off to a rocky start, however, when he banged his head on his popemobile when it stopped short amid swarms of well-wishers.
The cut was quickly bandaged with a butterfly patch and Francis carried on without incident with his program.
Source: Pope arrival in Cartagena off to bumpy start with black eye – NY Daily News