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Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:39 PM EDT

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

At least 298 people have been hospitalized nationwide with severe lung disease apparently related to vaping, NBC News reports. The new number — a more than 50% jump from what the Centers for Disease Control and...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 08:10 AM EDT

MAP: See the Massachusetts Communities at Risk for EEE

MAP: See the Massachusetts Communities at Risk for EEE

Massachusetts is in the midst of an outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, and large swaths of the state are at risk, according to the health department. Several towns in Bristol, Plymouth and...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT

4 More Towns at Critical Risk of EEE After Horses Test Positive

4 More Towns at Critical Risk of EEE After Horses Test Positive

Four more horses have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, prompting the risk level for infection to rise to critical in four new Massachusetts towns, health officials said Thursday. Brookfield,...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 08:33 PM EDT

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Hea...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search. Social media sites have been tryingto combat the spread of...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

1st Horse in NH Tests Positive for EEE This Year

1st Horse in NH Tests Positive for EEE This Year

A horse in New Hampshire has been diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus infection for the first time this year, according to health officials. The virus was detected in a horse from Northwood,...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

Mosquitoes in NH Test Positive for West Nile Virus for 1st Time This Year

Mosquitoes in NH Test Positive for West Nile Virus for 1st Time This Year

A batch of mosquitoes in Manchester, New Hampshire, has tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year. The Department of Health and Human Services said the batch of mosquitoes was collected...

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