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A New Jellyfish Is Back in Town

Recent reports of a stinging jellyfish in Waquoit Bay are not a surprise to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists, who have been following the reemergence of the species, Gonionemus vertens, […]

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North Carolina Man Bitten by Rabid Dog

As a Macon man recovers from a rabid dog attack, Warren County Animal Control is urging area pet owners to get their animals vaccinated. [The 56-year-old man], was attacked by […]

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North Dakota E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Fair Animals

Three children sickened in a recent E. coli outbreak in eastern North Dakota reported attending the Red River Valley Fair earlier this month, prompting state health officials to investigate whether […]

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Confirmed Plague Case in Colorado

Chaffee County Health Department reported Friday, July 17 that bubonic plague has been confirmed in a Chaffee County resident recently. The unidentified individual was hospitalized and has survived following intravenous […]

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Behind Sunscreens’ Confusing Figures

It has been two years since new Food and Drug Administration rules regarding sunscreen labeling went into full effect. But many consumers are still in the dark about what those […]

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Washington Child Bitten by Rabid Bat

Washington State Public Health Laboratories confirmed Wednesday that a bat, which bit a child on July 4 at Liberty Lake Regional Park, tested positive for rabies. Officials said the child […]

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Wipes Manufacturer Will No Longer Claim Its Product Safe for Onsite Systems

A manufacturer of wet wipes has agreed to stop promoting its product as being flushable and will no longer claim they are safe for sewers and septic tanks until it […]

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Anti-vaccine trend has parents shunning newborns’ vitamin shot

With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin […]

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A Hard Nut to Crack: Reducing Chemical Migration in Food-Contact Materials

When we buy food, we’re often buying packaging, too. From cherries to Cheez-It® crackers, modern foods are processed, transported, stored, and sold in specialized materials that account, on average, for […]

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