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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 kids (09/30/14)
NEW YORK -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ -- enterovirus 68 -- was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear...
Recovery time after surgery being studied (09/30/14)
WASHINGTON -- One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue. Now Stanford University researchers have discovered that right after surgery, patients' blood harbors clues about how fast they'll bounce back -- and it has to do with the activity of certain immune cells that play a key role in healing...
New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America; some cases seen in U.S. (09/30/14)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States...
Four by Four 9/28/14 (09/28/14)
Kayli Cobble Jefferson City, Missouri Student & retail clerk What's a topic you wish you knew more about? Different religions to see the world view from different perspectives. This area is mostly Christian. It would open my eyes a lot. When you look back at high school, what memory pops into your head?...
Fall fun: A glimpse of harvest time (09/28/14)
Perryville pumpkin farm welcomes visitors to enjoy the season and learn a bit about agriculture