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Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama – Alabama’s News Leader

Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama. A new report from state health officials says the illness is widespread in most of the state. Al. com reports that Mobile County is the only area in the where numbers aren't increasing. The flu has been blamed for 1…

Depression may speed brain aging, early research suggests – CBS News

Researchers say they've found clues that depression may worsen cognitive decline

Measles Case Confirmed In Kentucky’s Barren River District – LEX18 Lexington KY News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) –  A case of measles has been confirmed in a young child living in the region served by the Barren River District Health Department. The child, who is unvaccinated, recently traveled out of the country to an area where measles is endem…

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses – CNN

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions – KOMO News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an …

Flu still on the rise in Alabama, 15 deaths reported since September – WVTM13

A new report from state health officials says the illness is widespread in most of the state.

Chronic wasting disease reported near Brainerd; Walz proposes… – Brainerd Dispatch

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday, Feb. 15, requested $4.6 million to fight the spread of chronic wasting disease, a deadly neurological disease in deer that scientists fear could become a danger to humans.The announcement comes the same day Depar…

Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies’ – The Guardian

Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigations

Heroin and meth are driving record high syphilis rates in the US, report warns – Daily Mail

Between 2013 and 2017, the number of people with highly-transmissible syphilis shot up by 73 percent - and twice as many are now using injection drugs, a CDC report reveals.
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