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High-Speed Images of Sneezes Help Explain the Spread of Germs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In case you needed another rea­son to fear flu sea­son, researchers from Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT) released new pic­tures show­ing the physics behind sneez­ing. Just a warn­ing, there’s a lot of splat­ter. The …

 

Girl Remains Partially Paralyzed After Enterovirus Infection

iStock/Thinkstock(GARDENDALE, Ala.) — An Alabama woman said her daugh­ter remains par­tially par­a­lyzed 18 months after being infected with enterovirus D68. Kim Dil­lashaw said her daugh­ter Kin­ley Gal­breath, 7, can only move her right leg and her left han…

 

 

Valentine's Day Tales From the Emergency Room

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Unlike New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July, Valentine’s Day is not known for being one of the most dan­ger­ous days of the year. Over­dos­ing on choco­late, it turns out, is less likely to kill you than drunk driv…

 

Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two U.S. women suf­fered mis­car­riages after being infected with the Zika virus, accord­ing to offi­cials from the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC). The virus, which usu­ally causes mild symp­toms including…

 

8-Year-Old Who Found True Love Dies of Cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — David Spisak Jr., the 8-year-old with can­cer who found the love of his life, has died. “There’s never been a morn­ing with such sad­ness as today and no words will do it jus­tice but I’ll try,” David’s mother Amber Spisak wr…

 

Therapy Kangaroo Brings Hope at Utah Veterans Home

Cour­tesy of Richard Woodruff(SALT LAKE CITY) — A ther­apy kan­ga­roo is bring­ing hope to retired ser­vice­men while hop­ping around a home for vet­er­ans in Salt Lake City.Charlie the kan­ga­roo has been work­ing at the William E. Christof­fersen Salt Lake Vetera…