Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris and Montgomery Counties

Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris and Montgomery Counties

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — While many families are spending time in the sun this summer, health experts are warning people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Harris County Health and Human Services told Eyewitness News Monday that they have had three positive mosquito samples so far this summer. Those positive samples were found in […]

Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome

Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome

((Independent Recorder))@ [Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.] Takeaway A: We can drop the man-equals-caveman caricature. Although human DNA has been found to contain vestiges of our dalliances with Neanderthals from about 50,000 years ago, none of those genomic imprints are on the human Y chromosome. […]

Iowa County deer farm depopulated due to CWD

Iowa County deer farm depopulated due to CWD

Monday, June 11, 2018 12:32 p.m. CDT by Michael Leischner MADISON, WI (WSAU) — A deer farm in Iowa County has been depopulated after several animals tested positive for deadly Chronic Wasting Disease. “There are no longer any deer on that farm,” said Leeann Duwe with the Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection. She […]

Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl's Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed

Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl's Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed

Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl’s Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed  Patch.com Mom warns parents of tick dangers after daughter left paralyzed  WPLG Local 10 After Her Daughter Was Paralyzed by a Tick, This Mom’s Warning Is Going Viral on Facebook  Health.com Full coverage Source link

Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

LONDON (Reuters) – A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday. Researchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 […]

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

Category: Pediatrics | Nutrition | Preventive Medicine | News Back to Health News Last Updated: June 11, 2018. By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Comments: (0) Tell-a-Friend MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The dilemma is all too familiar: It’s Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box […]

When does hungry become hangry?

When does hungry become hangry?

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you’re hungry? Feeling hangry has become a meme, even used in ads. But how does it work, psychologically? Snickers Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry – an experience colloquially called being “hangry.” The idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors is […]

Loneliness is bad for your heart, new study says

Loneliness is bad for your heart, new study says

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – According to a new study,  lonely people are more likely to die from a heart complication.  Researchers used questionnaire data collected from patients with heart problems about their physical and mental health, lifestyle, smoking habits and friendships. They […]

Deer ticks invade the Island, spreading Lyme and other ills

Deer ticks invade the Island, spreading Lyme and other ills

STATEN ISLAND — Diseases spread through deer ticks and locally acquired cases of Lyme disease are on the rise on Staten Island, according to recent data from the city’s Health Department. The latest numbers come as Staten Island has seen the sharpest rise in Lyme disease of the five boroughs over the last several years while the […]

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