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KS Girl Dies From ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’

Posted On July 13, 2014

(Spring Hill, KS) -- Health officials in Kansas say a young girl is dead after being infected by a "brain-eating amoeba." Nine-year-old Hally Yust is believed to have contracted the infection after swimming in lakes near her home. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says this is only the second known case of a…

Health Officials Welcome E-Cigarette Ban

Posted On July 13, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- E-cigarette sales to minors are now illegal everywhere in Georgia.   Georgia Health Department spokesman Kenneth Ray says health officials found e-cigarettes were poisoning minors with nicotine. Shop owners caught selling e-cigarettes to minors can be fined up to 300-dollars. Minors caught with e-cigarettes could be required to perform up to 20…

DEA Reportedly Probing Prescription Drug Abuse In NFL

Posted On July 13, 2014

(Undated) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the abuse of prescription painkillers and other drugs in the NFL. The "New York Daily News" is reporting the probe stems from a lawsuit filed in late May on behalf of about 13-hundred retired NFL players. They accuse the league of illegally providing the prescription medications to…

New Case Of Pneumonic Plague In Colorado

Posted On July 12, 2014

(Adams County, CO) -- A man in Colorado is infected with the rarest and deadliest form of plague. The state's Department of Public Health confirmed this week the man had been diagnosed with pneumonic plague. Plague is typically spread by fleas but pneumonic plague is airborne and can be spread between humans through sneezing and…

Probe Finds Safety Problems At The CDC

Posted On July 11, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC is having trouble following safety protocol as it studies some of the world's most dangerous viruses. Federal health officials made the admission today while they revealed the results of an internal probe following the potential exposure of lab workers to anthrax. CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said the probe also…