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There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virusRead More

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of PublicRead More

Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A government study found that chemicals found in drinking water around the country could pose risks to human health at lower levels than the government currently recognizes,Read More

How to choose the best workout based on your personality

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TongRo Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Whether you’re laid-back or energetic, there’s a workout fit for your personality. “No matter your personality type, there is a workout for you, so noRead More

Paramedics investigated for covering teenager with sheet after mistakenly believing he was dead

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WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Fire Department is investigating why paramedics mistakenly thought a teenager who was shot in the head was dead and left his body lying in the streetRead More

The trending concern in schools: Opioid awareness and prevention

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the school year winds down, opioid prevention in schools are trending up. One in 7 high school students in America reported they’d misused prescription opioids, likeRead More

Seasonal produce to make your summer recipes shine

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to hit your local farmers market for the freshest seasonal ingredients. seasonal food not only tastes amazing, but itRead More

Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stress may not just affect the mind, but may actually affect the physical immune system, a new study found. Everyone will experience a significant life stressor atRead More

Mom shaves toddler's head: "We made a decision cancer wouldn't take his hair."

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Nichole Brooks(DALLAS) — A mom who made the decision to shave her toddler’s head as he undergoes chemotherapy for cancer treatment shared her powerful photos to Facebook. And though itRead More

Science shows party dip can give you herpes

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you need another reason to avoid parties, consider this finding from the U.K. show Food Unwrapped: you can get a nasty stomach bug, and even herpes,Read More