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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts. On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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September 26, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported. That's a 52% jump in one week. Illnesses...
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B.K. Morris, a nurse with MedStar Visiting Nurses Association, gives a flu shot to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar during a news conference in Washington. The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, not to delay vaccination. (AP Photo/Lauran Neergaard)
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September 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specialists have fine-tuned the recipe in...
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photo: Binder Park Zoo
WWJ News
September 26, 2019 - 6:48 am
Two endangered animals are the latest victims of Eastern equine encephalitis.
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school desks
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September 25, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The St. Clair County Health Department sent out letters to 37 families. Only about half complied.
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
Have you ever taken a sip of your drink expecting it to be one thing and getting another? Imagine taking a bite of wasabi thinking it was avocado – that would surely send your heart racing. That’s exactly what happened to an Israeli woman, hospitalized for “broken heart syndrome” after taking a too...
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September 25, 2019 - 7:22 am
You might want to reconsider that daily cup of java.
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a Walmart logo is displayed outside of a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20 that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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September 20, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move is due to...
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Mosquito biting
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September 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
Signs of EEE include the sudden onset of fever, chills, body and joint aches which can progress to a severe encephalitis, resulting in headache, disorientation, tremors, seizures and paralysis.
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hepatitis A
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September 20, 2019 - 2:38 pm
Total cases reported nationally are 24,952 with 244 deaths,
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teen vaping
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September 19, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The University of Michigan study was published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. R
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