Health, Science & The Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
8:02 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Ohio Scrambles To Address Visit From Ebola-Infected Nurse

Ebola virus particles.
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Ebola became a major health concern in northeast Ohio Wednesday after it was discovered that a nurse who traveled to northeast Ohio has the deadly virus. Health officials in the region are working to retrace her steps while trying to balance caution and reassurance.

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Credit U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

This week, health officials hope to hope to raise awareness about the importance of HIV prevention and education, particularly within the region’s Latino community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that just four years ago, in 2010, close to 6,700 new HIV infections were detected among Latino populations. 

Citing those national figures, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County stated, “the largest number of new [HIV] infections among Latino gay and bisexual men occurred among those aged 25 to 34.”

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Health, Science & The Environment
8:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola Fears Spread Around The State As Health Workers Urge Calm

Health officials say most of the cases are actually the flu, and there are no known cases of ebola in Ohio.
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As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting—but state health officials want people to stay calm and to get educated.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:24 am
Wed October 15, 2014

New Study Links Small Quakes To Fracking In Ohio

A gas well
Credit Gerry Dincher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests that fracking triggered hundreds of too-small-to-be-felt earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the oil-and-gas extraction technique.

The study, in the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013. That included 10 quakes of magnitudes of 1.7 to 2.2 — significantly more intense than expected, though still minor.

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Health, Science & The Environment
3:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Could Have A New Host

The white fringetree is native to the region, but often appears as an ornamental tree in yards.
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A Wright State University researcher has found evidence that the emerald ash borer, a destructive invasive insect, has found a new host—which means ash trees might not be the only trees at risk.

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