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Rare rat-linked disease leaves 1 dead, 2 sickened in Bronx

Rare rat-linked disease leaves 1 dead, 2 sickened in Bronx

A rare bacterial disease carried by rats has killed one person in the Bronx and left two others struggling for their lives, the city health authorities confirmed.

Flu activity on the rise across the nation: CDC

Flu activity on the rise across the nation: CDC

Seasonal flu activity is on the rise across the United States, and the U.S.

Legalizing pot can spur kids to try it: experts warn

Legalizing pot can spur kids to try it: experts warn

As more and more states are adopting measures to legalize sale and use of recreational marijuana, health experts have warned that it is like sending a message to teenagers that the controversial dr

Potentially first case of cat-to-human transmission of H7N2 virus under investigation

Potentially first case of cat-to-human transmission of H7N2 virus under investigation

Public health officials are trying to determine whether a veterinarian who fell sick while treating cats at a New York animal shelter really contracted H7N2, a rare strain of bird flu.

Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

The federal government should launch an investigation into growing incidents of exploding e-cigarettes to figure out the cause, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

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