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National Health News, Newsroom Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

People who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in a region of the brain crucial to memory, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

6/13/18 at 3:08 pm     39          ScienceDaily
Local Health News, Newsroom Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

The pieces to the wastewater cleanup puzzle for Pleasant Bay are starting to come together. Town meetings this spring in all four towns that overlap the 21,600-acre watershed approved an article directing selectmen to approve and execute an inter-municipal agreement that paves the way for a Pleasant Bay watershed permit from the state Department of […]

6/13/18 at 3:02 pm     31      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Alum treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by reducing the effects of phosphorus, remain controversial.

6/13/18 at 2:44 pm     25      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

There’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and physicians are urging residents to be screened for moles and to apply sunscreen liberally.

6/13/18 at 2:36 pm     32      , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

The weather has started to improve on Cape Cod and the Islands, which brings an increased awareness about the presence of ticks and the diseases they carry. The region has some of the highest incidence of tick-borne illnesses and Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis said people need to be aware of their surroundings.

5/8/18 at 3:14 pm     223      ,     CapeCod.com
National Health News, Newsroom One dead in E. coli outbreak; source of romaine still a mystery

One dead in E. coli outbreak; source of romaine still a mystery

One person has died in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. There are now 121 confirmed cases across 25 states. Investigators continue to look for the source of the implicated romaine, as well as how it became contaminated. In the past week, public health officials confirmed 23 new cases and added three more […]

5/2/18 at 11:28 pm     176      , ,     Food Safety News
National Health News, Newsroom Shining a Light on Sun Safety in the Workplace

Shining a Light on Sun Safety in the Workplace

Before heading to the beach or the pool, you likely consider items to bring to protect you from the sun. But what about when you’re heading to work? Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancer. Outdoor workers […]

5/2/18 at 3:07 pm     165      , ,     EHS Today
Environmental News, National Health News, Newsroom Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers […]

5/2/18 at 2:23 pm     191      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)