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  • Overall well-being of Montana children declines

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The overall well-being of children in Montana has slipped compared to other states, according to a report released Tuesday. Montana ranked 31st in the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Montana ranked 28th in the 2013 report. The...

  • That bites: Mosquitoes might be more attracted to you than others

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Do mosquitoes seem to find you particularly tasty? Though scientists aren’t sure why, research supports what many have long suspected: Some people — about 20 percent — are simply more appetizing to the airborne bloodsuckers, now swarming the Front Range in the wake of an...

  • Wyo. Health Dept. says whooping cough increasing

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is seeing an increase in reported cases of whooping cough and the state health department says infants and other vulnerable people should get vaccinated. The health department says 43 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported this year....

  • Minot hepatitis C outbreak now up to 47 cases

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials say an additional case has been linked to a hepatitis C outbreak in Minot, bringing the total to 47. Forty-five of the cases have been in former or current residents of the ManorCare nursing home. The Health Department says the last two...

  • Tests show fox that bit girl in Henrico was rabid

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Henrico County police say a fox that bit a girl's ankle has tested positive for rabies. Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda N. Toney says the fox was shot Sunday by an adult family member after he saw it bite the girl. Toney says the people who were exposed to the fox...

  • Rain to bring Colorado mosquito baby boom

    BY Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Monsoon-like weather this spring and summer could spell something of a mosquito baby boom in the weeks to come, said El Paso County Public Health supervisor Lee Griffen, who’s experienced a recent uptick in calls from citizens concerned about the insects, which can transmit West Nile...

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    CUTLER, Calif. — A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and...

  • Massachusetts does well in new Kids Count report

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Children in Massachusetts are better off than in any other state in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday. Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in the overall well-being of children as measured in four categories, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report...

  • Doc at W.Va. pain clinic had Texas license revoked

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The operator of a West Virginia pain management clinic where an investigation found needles were being reused on patients had his medical license revoked in Texas a decade ago. Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain...

  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The...

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