USA TODAY NETWORKJosh Hafner, USA TODAY Published 7:24 a.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017 The plague is still a problem The plague still pops up in present day, though not nearly to the extent that it did centuries ago. USA TODAY Fleas tested positive for the the bubonic plague in two counties in Arizona, with public […]

Joel Keehn Consumer Reports The best way to beat mosquito bites is, of course, to avoid them in the first place. A good insect repellent, combined with proper clothing and some commonsense steps around your home, can help. But some bites as well as stings can get through your defenses anyway. Here’s how to treat […]

by: Carol Sbarge Updated: Aug 9, 2017 – 7:57 PM DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A vaccine required before traveling to certain countries is about to run out in the United States. Yellow fever is carried by mosquitos. While not a threat in the U.S., it is in many countries people travel to. The problem is […]

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, has announced that YF-Vax for civilian use is now totally unavailable from the manufacturer until mid-2018 because of delays in the production process. However, YF-VAX might be available at some clinics for several months, until remaining supplies at those […]

Tiny mysterious sea creatures attacked and bloodied an Australian teen’s legs — here’s what they probably were Business Insider Kevin Loria Business Insider August 7, 2017 Australian teen Sam Kanizay’s legs were chewed up by mysterious creatures at a beach near Melbourne, Australia. Initial reports called the flesh-eating creatures “sea lice” — which refers to […]

Eclipse Eyeglass Safety: Don’t be Blindsided!

Plan ahead to decide if you’re going to make use of an indirect viewing method – more information below – or to watch the eclipse directly by using eclipse glasses. If the latter, please check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards. Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld […]

Jeneen Interlandi,Consumer Reports•July 24, 2017 We’ve reached the peak summer travel season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding anyone planning a trip to Europe to have a measles shot. “Most measles cases in the United States are the result of international travel,” said Gary Brunette, M.D., M.P.H., chief of CDC’s […]

PADDLEBOARDING MISTAKES TO AVOID IN ORDER TO STAY SAFE ON THE WATER Neverbored By Cathy Hall and Mark Dionne, Neverbored Inc. The trade off for paddleboarding and kayaking being so accessible is that many people will go buy a board or kayak and just head out without any knowledge of what they are doing. We […]