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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 06:57 PM CST

Health Officials Issue Warning Amid School's Mumps Outbreak

Health Officials Issue Warning Amid School's Mumps Outbreak

Will County health officials are recommending that all medical providers and hospitals throughout the county test anyone with symptoms for mumps and re-vaccinate those who may be exposed in the midst of an...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 03:06 PM CST

Lewis University Postpones Graduation Amid Mumps Outbreak

Lewis University Postpones Graduation Amid Mumps Outbreak

A mumps outbreak has forced an Illinois university to postpone its December commencement events until May, the school announced this week.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:18 AM CST

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 08:48 PM CST

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 06:52 AM CST

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:12 PM CST

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 06:51 PM CST

Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus

Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus

Two people are behind bars after allegedly running an illegal dental practice out of a bus in Miami. According to Miami-Dade Police officials, Daniela Sulbaran and Victor Bernal were arrested earlier this month...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 03:38 PM CST

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

The World Health Organization says Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. WHO emergencies chief...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 01:58 PM CST

Mental Health Clinic Opens Inside a Walmart in Texas

Mental Health Clinic Opens Inside a Walmart in Texas

You can go to Walmart to buy toothpaste and shampoo, order glasses or fulfill a drug prescription. Now, some customers can also get therapy, Today.com reported. A new outpatient mental health clinic has opened...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 05:29 AM CST

Opioid Case Has New Complication: Babies Born in Withdrawal

Opioid Case Has New Complication: Babies Born in Withdrawal

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts?...

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