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Foreign Insects Bringing In New Viruses

Posted On October 18, 2014

(Palmdale, CA) -- The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District may have to do more than monitor pests transmitting the potentially-deadly West Nile virus. Officials tell the "AV Press" foreign mosquitoes carrying the yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya viruses have made their way into Los Angeles County. The pests carrying the diseases have yet…

Sodas May Affect Aging As Much As Smoking

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study claims drinking even less than one can of soda a day can age immune cells by two years. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco looked at over 53-hundred adults who took a health survey 14 years ago. They found that those who drank just eight-ounces of soda daily…

Reports: Patient Screens Positive For Ebola In Dallas

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Dallas may be dealing with another Ebola case. Multiple reports say a woman is now at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after being screened for the deadly virus at Baylor Hospital. Blood tests haven't confirmed if the woman actually has Ebola. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry is pushing for travel restrictions in order…

60 Percent Would Come To Work With Flu

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Sixty percent of Americans say they wouldn't waste a sick day on the flu. The top reason for most is workload. According to a new survey from Staples, 40 percent say taking a day off to recover would only create more work themselves in the days after. More than 30 percent say they…

White House: Klain The Right Person For Ebola Czar

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Ron Klain is the right person to coordinate the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Earnest says Klain's lack of a medical background and the fact that he's a veteran political insider and one-time chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden and former VP Al…