Rhode Island Remains West Nile Virus-Free

Latest tests in Rhode Island show that the state bears no signs of West Nile virus or Eastern equine encephalitis. The latest report from the state Department of Environmental Management released Monday indicates that 116 mosquito samples taken from traps set throughout the state during the week of September 10 yielded negative results. However, one […]

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San Francisco Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case in 7 Years

Public health officials in San Francisco has reported that one of its residents is infected with West Nile virus, the first human case of this potentially fatal disease in seven years. Not much details were revealed about the patient except that he is a man who got infected on September 14 and is now recovering […]

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Chicago Fire Officer Succumbs to West Nile Virus

A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died Thursday (October 4) from West Nile virus, which he contracted from a mosquito bite two weeks prior. Lt. Thomas Flahive, 58, was bitten by mosquito during a family trip to Wisconsin, according to the city’s Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. The firefighters of Engine Company 108 from the […]

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Upcoming Cold Weather Seen To Slow Down West Nile Virus

With the country already experiencing the worst West Nile virus epidemic since 2002, slowing it down seems to help provide some relief to many concerned individuals. With the cold weather slowly coming in, it is expected to slow down the virus from creating new cases. This will help ease down many worries over the seemingly […]

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Alberta Reports First West Nile Death Since 2007

The Canadian province of Alberta has confirmed that one of its residents died due to West Nile virus), the first since 2007. The Alberta Health Services did not reveal much about the victim, except that the casualty lives in the southern part of the province. As of this posting, there are 10 cases of West […]

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West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, […]

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Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure

People love to eat chocolate that it sometimes become a habitual indulgence. It can sometimes be too delicious that many people think it might not be that good on one’s health. But it seems that eating chocolate may also have its good benefits as well. Eating dark chocolate may help lower one’s blood pressure. According […]

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Study Suggests Red Wine Compound Helps Prevent Cancer

People drink red wine for a number of reasons. Add up cancer prevention as one of them as new studies indicate that a red wine compound may be effective in preventing the development of cancers in people. New evidence may be presented as experts from around the world gather to attend Resveratrol 2012, a major […]

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Healthy Foods for Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes should be a lifelong habit. Maintaining eyesight is all about getting all the right nutrients in order to preserve eye health. Here are some of the foods that you should try to add into your daily diet if you wish to maintain good eye health. Green, Leafy Vegetables Vegetables like […]

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Healthy Foods for Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes should be a lifelong habit. Maintaining eyesight is all about getting all the right nutrients in order to preserve eye health. Here are some of the foods that you should try to add into your daily diet if you wish to maintain good eye health. Green, Leafy Vegetables Vegetables like […]

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