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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:50 PM EDT

When Will the EEE Threat End?

When Will the EEE Threat End?

Mosquitoes are as synonymous with summer as sunburns, ice cream and heat waves. From their emergence in spring to their final days in autumn, you can encounter them anywhere from the cities to the suburbs....

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 11:26 PM EDT

As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

As a 5-year-old girl deals with a EEE infection, a GoFundMe page has been raising money to help her family pay her medical bills. Sophia Garabedian was diagnosed last week with eastern equine encephalitis. The...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

1 EEE-Related Death in Mass. This Year, Spraying Tonight

1 EEE-Related Death in Mass. This Year, Spraying Tonight

A new round of aerial spraying for areas at critical or high risk for eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, will begin Tuesday night, state health officials said. Communities in Norfolk, Middlesex and Worcester...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 01:55 PM EDT

Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 06:03 PM EDT

European Space Agency Records Amazon Air Pollution

European Space Agency Records Amazon Air Pollution

New satellite images published Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month. Several maps showed more carbon monoxide...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 04:12 PM EDT

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

A person has died from eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, on Sunday in Rhode Island, state officials announced Monday. It's the state's first EEE death in over a decade. The patient, a West Warwick resident...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 02:45 PM EDT

Americans Love Snacks. What Does That Mean for Their Health?

Americans Love Snacks. What Does That Mean for Their Health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 07:19 AM EDT

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyers representing local governments both said Sunday that they're interested in continuing negotiations to settle lawsuits over the toll of the opioid crisis a day after two...

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 at 10:39 PM EDT

Share of Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions Increases

Share of Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions Increases

At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a specialist. Lunsford, a nurse in...

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

New York's governor says state health officials are preparing to urge people to stop vaping. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state's health department will issue guidance this weekend echoing recent federal...

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