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7 ‘medically fragile’ children have died in a New Jersey health facility after contracting an adenovirus

The New Jersey Department of Health said that 11 other children at the Wanaque Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Haskell remain ill from the outbreak of the adenovirus, which commonly causes respiratory illness, according to the CDC.
Three-year-old Carter Abernathy is among the dozens of patients across the country who have been diagnosed with AFM.

Suspected cases of the mysterious polio-like disease AFM has grown to 155, up nearly 30 cases from last week

Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that can lead to potentially deadly respiratory failure.
Frabrizio Stabile

A New Jersey surfer died from a brain-eating amoeba days after visiting a wave pool in Texas

Fabrizio Stabile of Ventor, New Jersey, swam in the wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, prior to testing positive for Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that usually occurs in warm fresh water. He died on September 21.
A jogger runs past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London April 22, 2014.

A drugmaker’s popular new shingles vaccine faces shortages due to high demand

Shingrix, a new shingles vaccine by drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, was approved for use by the FDA in 2017. It is currently experiencing shortages due to high demands. Shingrix is significantly more effective than Zostavax, which was the shingles vaccine that has been used since 2006.
The remaining tower of New York's World Trade Center, Tower 2, dissolves in a cloud of dust and debris about a half hour after the first twin tower collapsed September 11, 2001.

Why people are still getting sick 17 years after 9/11

Thousands of those who responded to the September 11 attacks or lived near the World Trade Center have experienced health problems linked to the attack.

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

New research and a growing set of anecdotal reports suggest that a drug called kratom — touted for its ability to help with opioid addiction — may not be as universally harmful as some reports made it seem. Kratom could even have benefits, but more research is needed.

Less than a quarter of Americans get enough exercise, according to a new report — here’s what you should be doing

Most Americans don't meet the government's recommended physical activity guidelines. Those guidelines call for healthy adults to get a minimum of two and half hours of moderate intensity activity — or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity — plus at least two muscle-strengthening days a week.
Lone Star ticks can spread a disturbing allergy to mammal products with their bites.

One type of tick can make people allergic to red meat — and it seems to be spreading

The Lone Star tick's alpha-galactose, or alpha-gal, allergy, is still new enough that it's not counted by the CDC on their lists of tick-borne diseases. It makes people allergic to red meat and mammal products and can cause life-threatening reactions.
George Wilson enjoyed his truck driving job but had to quit as his health deteriorated. This picture is from 2014, "somewhere in Texas."

Truck drivers fear for their safety on the road — but the vast majority of them face a much bigger threat

Trucking isn't just dangerous because you're out on the open road, controlling an 80,000 pound vehicle. It's also hazardous because of long-term health effects that arise from sitting all day and poor food options at trucking stops.
Deer ticks like the one on the right cause an acute inflammatory disease characterized by skin changes, joint inflammation, and flu-like symptoms called Lyme disease.

The CDC posted a disturbing image of ticks on top of a poppyseed muffin, and people are freaked out

Ticks are tiny, hard to kill, and they carry devastating diseases. To get people to understand how scary that is and how hard they can be to spot, the CDC recently tweeted a terrifying image of a poppyseed muffin covered in ticks.