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New Jersey man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing has forearms, hands amputated, family says

A New Jersey father who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in early July underwent surgery this week to have his forearms and hands amputated, his family said.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:00 pm


Girl with rare condition gets wish to swim with mermaids

A 6-year-old girl’s dream to swim with mermaids came true on Tuesday after she was flown from her home in Ohio to Florida, where she was able to join the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids in the water.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:46 pm


Chipotle illnesses linked to unsafe food storage temperatures

Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for an illness that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:59 pm


NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

School has raised more than $450 million of its estimated $600 million needed to cover tuition in perpetuity

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 11:45 am


Autism risk may increase if child's mother has high DDT exposure, study finds

Pregnant woman who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:42 am


New Haven park overdoses possibly caused by fentanyl

Conflicting reports out of Connecticut suggest that at least some of the 76 patients who overdosed on synthetic marijuana in a New Haven park may have also ingested fentanyl.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:51 am


More than 70 people overdose in New Haven as park visitors watch in horror

As many as 76 people overdosed on what’s believed to have been synthetic marijuana at or near a Connecticut city park as fellow parkgoers watched in horror.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:45 pm


Measles reported in 21 states, D.C., so far this year, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that in 2018, residents in 21 states -- plus the nation’s capital -- have had measles as of July 14.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:30 pm


Death from a dog lick? Veterinarian explains rare infection triggered by pets' saliva

A veterinarian explains a rare infection that's triggered by pet's saliva.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 1:54 pm


Teen football player dies after complaining of headache

An Iowa family is mourning the death of their 14-year-old son who initially came home from football practice last week complaining of a headache, which set off a series of medical tragedies.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 1:44 pm