Jennifer Lee

August 7, 2019
CDC Calls for Millions More Naloxone Prescriptions to Reverse Opioid Overdoses Across the U.S. – Gizmodo

CDC Calls for Millions More Naloxone Prescriptions to Reverse Opioid Overdoses Across the U.S. – Gizmodo

There have been few glimmers of hope when it comes to the opioid crisis. But a new report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that many more people are now getting access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxoneand that may …
August 7, 2019
Georgia police investigating after woman claims she infected men with HIV in Facebook video – Fox News

Georgia police investigating after woman claims she infected men with HIV in Facebook video – Fox News

A Georgia woman might be facing charges after claiming in a video she was HIV-positive and infecting others — which she later told police wasn't true. Brandi Yakeima Lasiter posted a roughly one-minute video to Facebook last week detailing her alleged sexual…
August 6, 2019
Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows : Shots – Health News – NPR

Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows : Shots – Health News – NPR

Crosses memorialize the victims of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, in El Paso, Texas. It was one of cluster of shootings that took place in roughly a week. Mario Tama/Getty Images There were three high-profile shootings across the count…
August 6, 2019
A Woman Needed Her Hands and Legs Amputated After Contracting Infection from Dog ‘Kisses’ – Live Science

A Woman Needed Her Hands and Legs Amputated After Contracting Infection from Dog ‘Kisses’ – Live Science

A little lick from a puppy may have led to a life-threatening infection for one woman in Ohio, who ended up needing her hands and legs amputated to save her life, according to news reports. The woman, Marie Trainer, went to the emergency room on May 11 after…
August 6, 2019
Philippines declares national epidemic as Dengue fever cases rise past 145,000 – Fox News

Philippines declares national epidemic as Dengue fever cases rise past 145,000 – Fox News

Health officials in the Philippines have upgraded the country’s outbreak of Dengue fever to a national epidemic as more than 145,000 cases have been reported since January alone. The agency's Secretary Francisco Duque III made the announcement Tuesday in hop…
August 6, 2019
Hospice Expert Kathy Brandt Uses Her ‘Months to Live’ to Show What Dying Is Like – Yahoo Lifestyle

Hospice Expert Kathy Brandt Uses Her ‘Months to Live’ to Show What Dying Is Like – Yahoo Lifestyle

Kathy Brandt, a hospice expert who wasnt afraid to talk about death and dying, died on Sunday of ovarian cancer at age 54, according to Kaiser Health News (KHN). A leading professional in palliative care and hospice care, especially for the LGBTQ community, B…
August 6, 2019
EEE risk level raised to high in 9 more communities, bringing total to 22 – WCVB Boston

EEE risk level raised to high in 9 more communities, bringing total to 22 – WCVB Boston

BOSTON —Nine more communities in southeastern Massachusetts are at high risk from the eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Monday. The communities are Berkley, Bridgewater, Dighton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, …
August 6, 2019
2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in L.A. County – FOX 11 Los Angeles

2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in L.A. County – FOX 11 Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Public health officials confirmed on Monday the year's first two human cases of West Nile virus in Los Angeles County, but both patients are recovering. A mosquito sample in Bellflower tested positive for the West Nile virus. Just two weeks ago…
August 5, 2019
Missouri, Kansas see uptick in drug overdose deaths – KY3

Missouri, Kansas see uptick in drug overdose deaths – KY3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Federal data indicates drug overdose deaths in Kansas and Missouri are on the rise even as national drug-related fatalities are in decline. Provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows dru…