Jennifer Lee

August 18, 2019
Making this simple change to your diet could help you live longer and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 16% – MarketWatch

Making this simple change to your diet could help you live longer and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 16% – MarketWatch

Easing up on steak dinners in favor of more veggies, fruits and nuts may be associated with a longer, healthier life. Diets that are higher in plant-based foods (like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes) and lower in animal-based foods (like m…
August 18, 2019
Dauphin County sample tests positive for West Nile Virus – PennLive

Dauphin County sample tests positive for West Nile Virus – PennLive

Add Dauphin County to the growing list of Pennsylvania counties that has tested positive for West Nile virus in 2019. Dauphin County Conservation District staff collected the countys first infected mosquito sample in Washington Township on August 9. No huma…
August 17, 2019
More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping – CNN

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping – CNN

(CNN)At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found. States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under …
August 17, 2019
One small drug, one giant leap for tuberculosis treatment | TheHill – The Hill

One small drug, one giant leap for tuberculosis treatment | TheHill – The Hill

The infectious disease the single-handedly kills the most humans on an annual basis today, in 2019, is tuberculosis (TB). This fact may be surprising to many who only think of tuberculosis in conjunction with the famous consumptives from artistic works such a…
August 17, 2019
Health dept links 2 cases of Legionnaires’ disease to Schaumburg hotel – WGN TV Chicago

Health dept links 2 cases of Legionnaires’ disease to Schaumburg hotel – WGN TV Chicago

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. The Illinois Department of Public Health has linked two confirmed cases of Legionnaires disease to a suburban hotel. The IDPH released a statement Friday saying it the cases were linked guests who stayed at the AmericInn by Wyndham Hotel in …
August 16, 2019
New Drug For Drug-Resistant TB Has Great Promise. But How Much Will It Cost? : Goats and Soda – NPR

New Drug For Drug-Resistant TB Has Great Promise. But How Much Will It Cost? : Goats and Soda – NPR

A South African with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images The FDA has approved a new drug that promises a simpler and far more effective treatment for drug-resistant tuberculo…
August 16, 2019
Confirmed case of hepatitis A closes Lynnwood restaurant – KOMO News

Confirmed case of hepatitis A closes Lynnwood restaurant – KOMO News

Confirmed case of hepatitis A closes Lynnwood restaurant - KOMO News
August 16, 2019
New Weight Watchers app for kids draws predictable criticism – The Takeout

New Weight Watchers app for kids draws predictable criticism – The Takeout

WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, introduced a new app Tuesday aimed at children as young as 8 years old. The app, Kurbo, is billed as a scientifically-proven behavior change program designed to help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier…
August 15, 2019
Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw On ‘Tiny But Mighty,’ Her Guide To At-Risk Cat Care – NPR

Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw On ‘Tiny But Mighty,’ Her Guide To At-Risk Cat Care – NPR

The kitten Hank was infected with fleas and a deadly feline virus before Hannah Shaw took her in. Hank became the cover model for Shaw's new book on neonatal kitten care, Tiny but Mighty. Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House In addition to p…