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Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth

Crews from Methuen Construction broke ground earlier this month on Falmouth’s new water filtration plant on Long Pond. The $46.5 million filtration system will pump eight million gallons of the […]

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Tabletop Exercise to Focus on Mass-casualty HAZMAT Incident

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) announces its annual Barnstable County REPC tabletop exercise to be held on Wednesday in collaboration with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Town of Sandwich. […]

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Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers have found that the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease forms dor­mant per­sister cells, which are known to evade antibi­otics. This sig­nif­i­cant finding, they said, could help explain […]

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How to Prevent Lyme Disease

Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans. Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. […]

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Breath-Holding In The Pool Can Spark Sudden Blackouts And Death

There’s a dare that floats out on hot days by the pool: Who can hold their breath the longest? In shallow water, the challenge sounds fun or at least harmless. […]

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High rates of MRSA transmission found between nursing home residents, healthcare workers

Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, according to a new study. The findings […]

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A simple diagnostic test to detect tuberculosis in humans

Tuberculosis (TB) represents a growing worldwide healthcare burden. Second only to HIV in terms of its global impact, TB infected 8.5 million people and caused 1.4 million deaths in 2011. […]

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What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

For about as long as there have been humans, it seems there have been tattoos. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old mummy discovered in the Alps in 1991, had 61 tattoos […]

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DA: Cause Most Likely Accidental In Sagamore Carbon Monoxide Death

SAGAMORE – The District Attorney’s office has released the name of the man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a business in Sagamore last night. Donald Shulman, 62, was apparently […]

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