West Nile Detected In Marlborough, Area Sprayed

West Nile Detected In Marlborough, Area Sprayed

MARLBOROUGH, MA—The Massachusetts Department of Public Health informed City of Marlborough officials today on Wednesday that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected inMarlborough and that the risk level has been raised to moderate. No humans have tested positivefor the virus. The Marlborough Public Health Department coordinated with the Central MassachusettsMosquito Control Project […]

Cleveland Clinic London opening will coincide with system's centennial

Cleveland Clinic London opening will coincide with system's centennial

CLEVELAND, Ohio – On Feb. 24, 2021, there will be a “big party,” according to Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic. On that day, “our centennial is going to coincide with the opening of Cleveland Clinic London,” Mihaljevic said during a rooftop event Tuesday at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family […]

San Francisco's So Literally Shitty, It's Getting a 'Poop Patrol'

San Francisco's So Literally Shitty, It's Getting a 'Poop Patrol'

Photo: Getty A spectre is haunting San Francisco—the spectre of feces. The Golden City has the second-highest cost of living in the U.S. and a major factor contributing to that fact is its housing crisis. Jeff Kositsky, director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, told ABC in June that homelessness isn’t […]

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

Alphabet’s DeepMind says it has used artificial intelligence (AI) to spot signs of eye disease as effectively as world-leading expert doctors. The results of the partnership with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, detailed in Nature Medicine, suggest that the scanning technology could provide quicker diagnoses of sight-threatening eye diseases, ensuring that patients don’t have to […]

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung cancer can save lives, and lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task […]

Bob Bamberg: Tickborne diseases on the rise and likely to increase

Bob Bamberg: Tickborne diseases on the rise and likely to increase

Just when you thought that tick control products were keeping us on top of things, the National Institutes of Health, on July 25 issued a warning about an expected increase in the instances of tickborne diseases. Geez, I hate it when that happens. The agency cited a commentary by leading scientists at the National Institute […]

Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents Too

Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents Too

When a teen’s symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it’s more likely that their parent’s mood lifts too, new research shows. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption toggle caption Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images When a teen’s symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it’s more likely that their parent’s mood […]

West Nile virus found in dead birds in eastern Contra Costa County

West Nile virus found in dead birds in eastern Contra Costa County

West Nile virus was found in two dead birds and mosquitoes in eastern Contra Costa, the county Mosquito & Vector Control District said Friday. The district warns the virus peaks in August and September, when baby birds leave nests and mosquitoes bite more often. So far in 2018, there was one other dead bird and four […]

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment. The latest confirmed cases near the town of Mangina in Congo’s North Kivu province bring the total for the current outbreak […]

Woman dies from infection after she's nipped by new puppy

Woman dies from infection after she's nipped by new puppy

A Wisconsin woman’s died after a nip from her new puppy — and it may be due to the same rare blood infection from dog’s saliva that forced a man to have all of his limbs amputated, according to a report. Sharon Larson, 58, of Milwaukee, fell ill after she was bitten by Bo in […]

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