Jennifer Lee

September 20, 2019
Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2019-20 flu season – Fox News

Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2019-20 flu season – Fox News

With the first day of fall just around the corner, medical professionals are issuing a serious warning as this year’s flu season arrives: get your flu shot. “The flu shot is incredibly important because it reduces your risk of contracting the flu,” Michelle …
September 20, 2019
Michigan health officials urge ‘protect yourself’ from… – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Michigan health officials urge ‘protect yourself’ from… – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

With seven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) confirmed in Michigan, three of which are deadly cases, health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites this fall.  The Oakland County Health Division said while no cases o…
September 20, 2019
Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether Genetically Modified-Mosquito Experiment Went Horribly Wrong – Livescience.com

Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether Genetically Modified-Mosquito Experiment Went Horribly Wrong – Livescience.com

From 2013 to 2015, an English biotech company released millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into neighborhoods in Jacobina, Brazil, in an effort to reduce the number of native disease-carrying mosquitoes. But unexpectedly, some of the gene-edited mos…
September 19, 2019
The Pressure To Breastfeed Can Hurt Women. And Doctors Are Finally Realizing It. – HuffPost

The Pressure To Breastfeed Can Hurt Women. And Doctors Are Finally Realizing It. – HuffPost

Before she gave birth to her first baby in June 2018, Amanda Renner was certain she would breastfeed. She loaded up on supplies a breast pump, nursing covers and bras. She was set to deliver at a Baby-Friendly designated hospital, which follows strict protoco…
September 19, 2019
US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown – KBJR 6

US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown – KBJR 6

US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown - KBJR 6
September 19, 2019
U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens – Reuters

U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens – Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing. That’s up from 380 cases report…
September 18, 2019
Michigan advises against outdoor activity due to deadly mosquito-borne virus – MLive.com

Michigan advises against outdoor activity due to deadly mosquito-borne virus – MLive.com

State health officials have advised residents in eight counties to avoid being outdoors during evening hours after three people died of a mosquito-borne disease in Michigan amid what officials are calling the worst outbreak in more than a decade. How that ad…
September 18, 2019
Officials warn of hepatitis A exposure at Arni’s Market Square – wlfi.com

Officials warn of hepatitis A exposure at Arni’s Market Square – wlfi.com

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Health Department has diagnosed a case of hepatitis A in an employee who handled food at the Lafayette Arni’s at Market Square. According to a news release, an investigation found the employee worked while ill on…
September 18, 2019
Cancer cells have ‘unsettling’ ability to hijack the brain’s nerves – Nature.com

Cancer cells have ‘unsettling’ ability to hijack the brain’s nerves – Nature.com

Neurons (blue) play a surprising part in how some cancers take root in the brain.Credit: Daniel Schroen/Cell Applications INC/Science Photo Library Tumour cells can plug into and feed off the brains complex network of neurons, according to a trio of studies.…