Health officials warn of whooping cough “epidemic” in California

  Health officials in California are warning of a whooping cough epidemic ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT:“In the last 2 weeks, there have been more than 800 cases reported to us.”  They’ve seen over 3,400 cases reported so far this year. ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: “That’s more than all of last year.” Sacramento County, for example, had only 74 cases last year. This year, there’s already been 177 cases reported. Health […]

FDA discovers source of dialysis “chills”

The Food and Drug Administration have found out the source of the “chills” experienced by dialysis patients at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, with findings pointing out that it is the result of the drugs used in the dialysis process.

Global warming damages corals vital to small islands: UN

(Reuters) – Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western Pacific was four times the global average, with gains of 1.2 cms (0.5 inch) a year from 1993 to 2012, due to shifts in winds and currents, said the United Nations’ Environment […]