2nd case of West Nile hits Augusta
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- A 69 year old woman is fighting the West Nile virus. She's the second person to be diagnosed this month. The East side of Richmond County is a "hot spot" getting sprayed every week, but health officials say it can easily spread.
CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states
- An uncommon virus -- enterovirus 68 -- is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were reported in the 22 states. On Tuesday, the CDC's count was 130 cases in 12 states.
School district calms parents' fears over TB exposure
- A student tests positive for TB exposure and now the school district's trying to calm parents fears of it spreading.
US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
- Before troops are sent in, Odierno says the Army needs to make sure they are prepared to operate in that environment, which includes health care safety.
UPDATE | Testing scheduled after TB exposure case identified at Martinez Elementary
- The student who tested positive for exposure does not necessarily have TB. The student has only tested positive for being exposed to TB germs.
Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers
- At issue is the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars employers from discriminating based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. The law requires that pregnant workers be treated at least as well as other employees similar in their ability or inability to work, but is silent as to whether it specifically requires reasonable accommodations for pregnancy.
Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the paper Wednesday. The authors call it the first national study to look at the issue.
10 children in 2 days test positive for rare virus at CHOG
- This strain of the Enterovirus might be difficult for you to notice at first because the symptoms can start off like the common cold, but then they get a whole lot worse. It's already sent several local kids to the hospital.
GRU Augusta one step closer to medical marijuana study
- A doctor at GRU Augusta says they are one step closer to helping sick kids with medical Marijuana. One local mom tells News 12 that help can't come soon enough. Her 7 year old Windsor Blair's epilepsy is so bad her breathing has stopped at times, but the medicine that some say could help her is illegal right now and it could be months before anything changes.
Missionary infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska
- A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
SC young people rank second nationally in obesity, Georgia adults ranked No. 18
- The organization said that for the first time, adult obesity rates are above 35 percent in two states -- Mississippi and West Virginia. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent.
Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola
- Johnson says the 51-year-old Sacra lives in the Boston area. He says Sacra wasn't caring for Ebola patients but was delivering babies in the SIM hospital's obstetrics unit.
CVS stops tobacco sales early along with name change
- The cigars and cigarettes that used to fill the shelves behind store cash registers have been replaced with nicotine gum and other products that help people kick the tobacco habit.
Group: Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola
- The manufacturer says it has run out of supplies of the drug and it will take months to produce more.
Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
- Ten-year survival rates were nearly identical -- or roughly 82 percent -- for lumpectomies plus radiation, and for double mastectomies. Women who had a single mastectomy, removal of just the cancerous breast, fared slightly worse.
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