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Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Enlarge / A 2-year-old enjoys the spray of water in a splash pad in Los Angeles on June 20, 2022. In this summer’s record-blazing heat, a spritz of crisp, cool water sounds like delicious bliss. Each drop offering brisk relief as it pitter-patters on your face, quenching your sizzling skin. But if you find such …

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Health Chief Warns Polio Case Could Be ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Health Chief Warns Polio Case Could Be ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

New York State health officials on Thursday intensified their push for people who have not been immunized against polio to get vaccinated “right away,” saying the one confirmed case of the disease found in the state may be “the tip of the iceberg” of a much wider threat. The urgent call came as officials said …

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Catching shingles may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease by setting off a chain reaction in the brain, scientists have warned (file image)

Shingles may raise your risk of Alzheimer’s, study warns

Catching shingles may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have warned. A study led by Oxford University found the infection can set off a chain reaction in the brain linked to dementia. It does this by waking up a different, normally-harmless herpes virus that remains dormant in our bodies from childhood. This leads to a …

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