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Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DOVER, DE – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018.  The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, … Continue reading Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

ALBANY, N.Y | Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y.— U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls. Schumer is calling on the federal government to take steps to help prevent drowning deaths. The Senate minority leader from … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

Texas Broker Identifies Solutions to Deadly Problems in Homes and Structures

SOUTHLAKE, Texas/ July 09, 2018 (STL.News) CoEVAC™ LLC has now become patent pending with truly innovative and potentially lifesaving technology to be licensed by capable companies around the world. “Tens of thousands are treated annually, yet thousands still die each year from carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation,” said Broker/Realtor Dan Combe of Southlake, TX. “This … Continue reading Texas Broker Identifies Solutions to Deadly Problems in Homes and Structures

Missouri Still Has No Legislation to Protect Its Citizens From Radon Gas Poisoning

SPRINGFIELD, MO./JUNE 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) has stated that “31% of homes in Missouri are testing above EPA recommended levels for radon.” Still, Missouri has yet to enact any statutes addressing this dangerous, hidden threat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Radon is the leading … Continue reading Missouri Still Has No Legislation to Protect Its Citizens From Radon Gas Poisoning

More birth defects seen in parts of U.S. with local Zika spread

ATLANTA/ Jan. 25, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika virus transmission, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Areas with local transmission of Zika – southern Florida, a portion of … Continue reading More birth defects seen in parts of U.S. with local Zika spread

About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year

ATLANTA/ Jan. 9, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. In the 1990s, there were sharp declines in sleep-related deaths following the national “Back to Sleep” safe sleep campaign. However, the declines have slowed since … Continue reading About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year

AFSP: Suicide Rate is Up 1.8 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016)

NEW YORK/ Jan. 2, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — On December 21, 2017, the CDC released the most recent data related to suicide for the year 2016. According to these data, suicide is still the tenth leading cause of death and the rate of suicide in 2016 increased by 1.8 percent. In 2015, the last year the CDC … Continue reading AFSP: Suicide Rate is Up 1.8 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016)

China: US should curb demand for opioids, not blame China

BEIJING /December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The United States should look within to cut down demand for opioids which are fueling its deadly drug crisis rather than stressing unsubstantiated claims that China is the major source of these chemicals, a top Chinese drug enforcement official said Thursday. China and the U.S. have worked to build … Continue reading China: US should curb demand for opioids, not blame China