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What is Legionnaires’ disease and how many people does it affect?

What is Legionnaires’ disease and how many people does it affect?

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria can be found in shower heads and faucets, hot tubs, cooling towers, hot water tanks, decorative fountains or plumbing systems in large buildings. How…MORE

Israeli flight attendant dies after contracting measles

Israeli flight attendant dies after contracting measles

An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three has died of measles. Rotem Amitai, 43, died Tuesday, according to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel. Amitai had traveled from New York to Tel Aviv a few days before developing a fever in March, but it’s not clear whether she was infected on a flight, in…MORE

How the Newark water crisis unfolded

How the Newark water crisis unfolded

Residents and officials in Newark, New Jersey, are trying to determine exactly when lead began leaching into the water supply. It’s a vital question, since lead contamination in water can damage a child’s health. Even low levels of lead have been linked to serious, irreversible damage to developing brains. For this reason, experts say that…MORE

Kylie Jenner is promoting CBD-laced ‘Happy Tea.’ What is it?

Kylie Jenner is promoting CBD-laced ‘Happy Tea.’ What is it?

Everything Kylie Jenner touches turns to gold, and the latest product to earn her Instagram seal of approval is Happy Tea, a CBD-laced drink that promises to relieve anxiety and promote mental health. The social media star and cosmetics entrepreneur shouted out the tea brand in her Instagram Story this week, solidifying it as the…MORE

A chlamydia vaccine shows signs of success in an early trial

A chlamydia vaccine shows signs of success in an early trial

Scientists have taken a step towards a vaccine for chlamydia following a successful early trial. A vaccine developed by a British and Danish team was shown to be safe and effective during a randomized controlled trial involving 35 women, according to a study published in medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Chlamydia is the most…MORE

Dole recalls baby spinach over salmonella concerns

Dole recalls baby spinach over salmonella concerns

Some packages of Dole baby spinach have been recalled because of concerns about salmonella contamination. Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a voluntary recall for baby spinach sold in 6-ounce bags and 10-ounce clamshell containers, with the use-by date of August 5, the company said in an alert from the US Food & Drug Administration. No…MORE