Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests09/04/2018 07:38Fraser Health Authority confirmed the "cluster" of cases on Saturday, adding it likely started in Surrey, B.C., a suburb east of Vancouver.Patients can contract Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, when they breathe in small, airborne droplets of water that contain the bacteria, which can grow in a building's water system...
Parents have mixed-feelings about new rear facing vehicle seat guidelines09/03/2018 03:00Once children reach the height or weight limit and shift to a forward-facing seat, they should use safety seats with harnesses for as long as possible, often up to 65 pounds. Past recommendations suggest using the seats until a child is 2 years old, but new ones dropped the age limit for maximum safety...
West Nile virus has infected 22 Douglas County residents09/02/2018 15:53The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced the second reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a Boston resident, a male in his 50s. Most people with this type of West Nile Virus disease recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months.The Health Department states that most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms, but about one in five will develop a fever with head and body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash...
Air pollution can reduce verbal, maths scores08/31/2018 03:00The team found that both verbal and math scores "decreased with increasing cumulative air pollution exposure", with the decline in verbal scores being particularly pronounced among older, less educated men.Air pollution is already known to cause 4.5 million deaths a year, and a wide range of illnesses, but it has a more insidious effect as well...
Family, friends, constituents pay respects to Sen. John McCain at Arizona Capitol08/30/2018 03:00With the recent death of legendary Arizona Republican Sen. "He's crawling the damn walls because they're running story after story on John McCain and he hates it because he's not the center of attention"."John has created a long line of people that are coming after you", he said."I wanted to give my spirit somehow to him for the suffering that he did in Hanoi and also for the equal suffering and belittling he endured in civilian life because he had no vices, as far as I'm concerned", he said...