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Preparation, knowledge key in fighting West Nile virus

Several counties in North Texas — one of the hardest hit regions by West Nile virus in recent years — have announced a coordinated effort to prevent and monitor the spread of the mosquito-borne infectious disease. Texas reported 172 cases of WNV in 2013, resulting...

source: By Katy Bynum
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Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus. Officials confirmed that the student could have exposed...

source: KPCC-FM

Archaeologists in London have found remains of victims of the black plague, dating back to 1348-1350. Between 1347 and 1351 — the Great Pestilence or Black Death, as it was later called — swept across Europe and killed...

source: Decoded Science

This flu season ranks as California's deadliest in four years, according to state public health officials, who say it's now mostly over. State health officials, who expect the flu season to officially end by mid-May, say the majority of those younger than 65 who died in...

source: Mercury News

Staying active could help keep chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients out of the hospital, a new study suggests. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente found that the risk of 30-day readmission to the hospital was lower for patients who exercised each week.

source: The Huffington Post

People with asthma-related breathing problems may be at increased risk for bone loss, according to a new study. The study examined the records of more than 7,000 adults in Seoul, Korea, and found those with a certain characteristic of asthma had significantly lower bone...

source: Reuters

If you think your cough or sneeze is no big deal, think again. Coughs and sneezes produce gas clouds that allow their germ-filled droplets to travel much farther than previously thought, according to a new study by Massachusetts...

source: Healthline

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