Officials: Two more people infected with West Nile virus in Suffolk County

Officials: Two more people infected with West Nile virus in Suffolk County »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

Two more people in Suffolk were hospitalized this year after being infected by the West Nile virus, the Suffolk County health department said Tuesday. A Huntington Town resident, who is at least 55 years old, is recovering at home after being hospitalized in late August, officials said, while a Smithtown Town resident, also at least…

McHenry County Department of Health encourages flu shots

McHenry County Department of Health encourages flu shots »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

Influenza season runs from October to May in Illinois. Usually between 10 percent and 20 percent of the population is affected, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The McHenry County Department of Health wants residents to get a flu shot as early as possible. This helps protect you and those around you –…

How coffee, chocolate, and red wine may reduce your chances of dying early

How coffee, chocolate, and red wine may reduce your chances of dying early »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

A new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine has found that an

Protesters attend local Don’t Punish Pain’ rally

Protesters attend local Don’t Punish Pain’ rally »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

Chronically ill patients stress they are not part of the opioid crisis. Protesters attend local Don’t Punish Pain’ rally Chronically ill patients stress they are not part of the opioid crisis. Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT THOSE PROTESTORS ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY MUST CHANGE. ANGELA: THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED TODAY’S RALLY HERE IN DOWNTOWN STUART…

Science says the smell of sandalwood could be the answer to baldness

Science says the smell of sandalwood could be the answer to baldness »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

The smell of sandalwood might be the answer to baldness. UK researchers found the substances that create sandalwood’s smell also stimulate hair growth in human scalp tissue. To be able to smell sandalwood, the odour molecules trigger smell receptors in our noses. But it turns out the outside of hair follicles have the smell receptors…

MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could be key in helping veterans with PTSD

MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could be key in helping veterans with PTSD »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It’s the little things that Jon Lubecky appreciates now, like playing a board game with his family. But it wasn’t always that way for the former Army sniper, who came home in 2006 after nearly a year in Iraq with a traumatic brain injury from a mortar attack and a nasty case…

2-year-old boy with inoperable brain cancer celebrates Christmas early with community

2-year-old boy with inoperable brain cancer celebrates Christmas early with community »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

2-year-old boy with inoperable brain cancer celebrates Christmas early with community His story went viral after people heard he might not live to see December A little boy’s battle with terminal brain cancer has inspired his community to come together to celebrate his life and give him an early Christmas party to remember. 2-year-old Brody…

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide. »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

A new study is out that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results confirm a long pattern of data: Transgender teens attempt suicide more frequently than adolescents generally. Unfortunately, this data may be used to pressure parents to put their children through radical transition-affirming therapies. This would be a serious mistake. The…

Michigan resident infected with deadly mosquito-borne illness, health officials say

Michigan resident infected with deadly mosquito-borne illness, health officials say »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

A Michigan resident has been diagnosed with a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus that can lead to “lasting brain damage.”  (iStock) For the first time since 2016, a Michigan resident has been diagnosed with a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus that can lead to “lasting brain damage”…

Minnesota health department reports ‘third travel-related case of measles’ in less than 6 weeks

Minnesota health department reports ‘third travel-related case of measles’ in less than 6 weeks »

19 Sep, 2018
Beauty & Health

Minnesota’s health department says the state has seen its “third travel-related case of measles in the state in less than six weeks.”  (REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON) Minnesota travelers, be alert — health officials have a message for you: be on the lookout for measles symptoms. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Monday that health officials just confirmed the “third travel-related…