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DHHS warns of potential infection exposure at Hanover restaurant from puppies rescued from Puerto Rico
Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist, said anyone who came into contact with the puppies, or whose pets may have done so, "should speak to their health care providers and veterinarians about whether antibiotics may be needed to prevent leptospirosis ...

17 tips to pick the freshest veggies and ripest fruit
Refusing to eat broccoli or skipping the salad bar aren't just habits exhibited by picky kids; turns out, most grown-ups aren't eating their fruits and veggies, either. Federal guidelines recommend adults eat at least 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 ...

Plague: Epidemic phase of the outbreak is ending
The number of new plague cases in Madagascar has steadily declined since mid-October. From 6 to 15 November 2017, 149 probable (12) and suspect (137) pneumonic cases, 18 bubonic cases and 8 unspecified cases of plague have been reported to ...

No, We Didn't Just See The First Marijuana Overdose Death
Humans have been getting high on marijuana for millennia, and there has never been a recorded case of a fatal overdose. That record appeared to be in peril earlier this week, following reports that an 11-month-old in Colorado died last year following ...

Florida confirms Miami's first mosquito-borne case of Zika in 2017
Florida health officials reported Miami-Dade's first local case of Zika for 2017 on Friday, marking the state's second case of mosquito-borne transmission of the virus this year. However, the Florida Department of Health said there are no areas in the ...

Purdue Approaches States in Bid to Settle Opioid Claims
Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP is proposing a global settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic, according to people familiar with the talks. Purdue's lawyers raised the prospect with several ...

FDA issues public health warning about kratom
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Federal Drug Administration released a public health advisory this week about a substance called kratom, saying it can be dangerous and deadly. "I would like to see that the truth comes out, that this is a very dangerous ...

Puppies Who Interacted With Public in Hanover May Have Been Infected
Hanover — Health officials say a group of puppies recently rescued from Puerto Rico who interacted with the public at a Hanover restaurant patio are “potentially infected” with a disease that can sometimes be transmitted to humans. Five of the 10 ...

Good news: Madagascar hasn't seen a new plague case in 3 weeks
Red Cross volunteers speak to women as they are busy cooking, while educating villagers about the plague outbreak, 30 miles west of Antananarivo, Madagascar, on October 16. Alexander Joe/AP. Of all the public health stories I've covered in the past few ...

Scientists discover scary side effects of energy drinks
Our cravings for caffeine are crazier than ever, but there are some very real risks associated with energy drinks. A study published in the journal Frontiers shows that any short-term benefits of energy drinks are far outweighed by the risks to mental ...


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