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All Bay County under rabies alert

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – An anger alert has been extended to all of Bay County. The Florida Department of Health in Bay County is expanding a rage warning published in March. Health officials say there were four confirmed cases of rabies within a month. Health officials report that the most recent case involved a rabid raccoon killed …

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Chickenpox breaks out at Boone County school, affecting 32 students

WALTON, Ky. (WKRC) – The Northern Kentucky Department of Health says that a chicken pox outbreak in a Walton school has spread to as many as 32 students. The explosion occurred at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy / Assumption. The health department said that the majority of the students involved were not completely immunized. The health department is …

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BBC – Future – The unexpected magic of mushrooms

Under the feet of Jim Anderson lies a monster. He has been alive since the Persian king Xerxes fought the war against the ancient Greeks and weighs more than three blue whales together. It has a voracious appetite, which makes its way through huge bands of forest. But this is not a long-forgotten beast born of Greek mythology. It's a …

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Colonoscopy advocate emphasizes importance of getting screened

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – It's the month for colon cancer awareness and it may be time to consult your doctor to get a colonoscopy. The Carilion nurse Tammie Tran made her mission to raise awareness of the importance of colonoscopies. Tran says that colon cancer strikes near home. The disease took the life of his brother when he was only …

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This Anti-Inflammatory Tea May Treat Leaky Gut

Green tea, a well-loved tea and staple food in traditional Chinese medicine, has become popular worldwide for its many health benefits. What are these benefits, exactly? To begin with, green tea contains anti-inflammatory compounds that protect against cell damage; Studies have also linked green tea consumption to better heart health and weight loss. And now, it's a reason to love …

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Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s

Image: Getty Images Teenagers and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study Thursday. He found that rates of depressive episodes and severe psychological distress have increased dramatically among these age groups in recent years, while they are unlikely to have decreased or even decreased for the older age groups. Lead author …

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Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Researchers at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control have discovered that pertussis vaccine is not as effective as it used to be. (Photo: Getty Images) Today's lashing cough is fought by yesterday's vaccine. Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that the vaccine used for pertussis is less effective because the bacteria behind the disease have …

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Five More Williamsburg Yeshivas Found To Violate Health Department’s Measles Order: Gothamist

(Bebeto Matthews / AP / Shutterstock) [19659003] Five other ultra-Orthodox schools have been cited by the New York Department of Mental Health and Hygiene for allowing unvaccinated children to attend classes , in flagrant violation of an order implemented in December to hinder the spread of measles. schools, like the one mentioned last month, are all in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which …

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