Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. A government study counted one death and 80 illnesses linked to bedbug insecticides over three years. Many were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or used the wrong product. And most of the cases were in New York City.
A rabies incident last March at Grand Forks’ Circle of Friends Humane Society highlighted the risk faced by animal shelter employees across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report distributed this week.
U.S. Hispanics can expect to outlive whites by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, government researchers say in a startling report that is the first to calculate Hispanic life expectancy in this country.
Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has chosen six priorities — winnable battles, he calls them.
Only about one-third of adults who have tried to get a swine flu vaccine have been able to get it, according to a new national poll. That’s true even for people are at extra risk for severe complications and should be at the front of the line. The numbers are about the same for parents who tried to get the vaccine for their higher-risk children, the Harvard School of Public Health poll found.
Good news for North Dakota deer hunters this year is that the Sportsmen Against Hunger venison donation program is back in full operation
Last year, the program accepted deer donated only by bowhunters because of concerns over the possibility of lead particles from bullets remaining in processed venison.
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