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  • Travelers warned of possible measles exposure at Chicago’s O’Hare airport

    CHICAGO – A passenger arriving on an international flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last Wednesday may have exposed some people in the airport to measles, health officials say. While they stress there is no current risk to the public, the Illinois Department of Public Health said in a statement that anyone inside O’Hare between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 10 may have been exposed to the measles virus. On January 10, a passenger on an international flight with […]

  • Man’s attempt to hold in sneeze leaves him with ruptured throat

    ENGLAND – If you are about to sneeze — even if you are in a quiet place — doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title “Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck.” The report was published Monday in […]

  • Parents say 6-year-old hallucinated, tried to jump from window after taking Tamiflu

    ALLEN, Texas – Parents of a 6-year-old in Texas say their daughter had hallucinations and tried to harm herself after taking a dose of Tamiflu, according to KTVT. The little girl took the medicine to treat the flu. Her family, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they were shocked by her alleged reaction to the common medication. They said she started seeing things that weren’t there, running out of school and doing at least one thing that could have resulted […]

  • Why you’ll want to double-check your paycheck in February

    NEW YORK – You’ve probably heard by now that the new tax reform bill will hit your paycheck as soon as February. But the change may not accurately reflect your ultimate tax bill. About 90% of people will see more take-home pay, according to the U.S. Treasury. That may sound like great news, but here’s the problem: There’s a chance you’ll end up with too much money in your paycheck — meaning you’ll either be stuck paying it back at tax […]

  • Florida boy dies of rabies after sick bat scratches him

    ORLANDO – An experimental procedure couldn’t save the life of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died Sunday after contracting rabies from a bat, his father told Today. Using the Milwaukee protocol, doctors placed Ryker Roque into a medically-induced coma in hopes that his body would fight off the deadly virus. Ryker became infected after his father, Henry Roque, found a sick bat, put it in a bucket and told his son not to touch it. “So, apparently he put his […]

  • Sheriff: 13 siblings kept ‘starving,’ some chained inside California home

    PERRIS, Calif. – Two Southern California parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a residence in Perris, Calif., over the weekend – 13 malnourished siblings held captive amid dirty conditions, including some children shackled to beds, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. An investigation began after a 17-year-old girl “escaped” from her home in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road and called 911 early Sunday morning to report that her 12 […]

  • Baby boy born at Iowa firehouse

    An Iowa couple found themselves in a bind on the day their son was born - temperatures were hovering around 0° and the baby was coming fast.

  • Woman accidentally leaves backpack full of heroin outside school, police say

    A Pennsylvania woman faces drug charges after accidentally leaving a backpack containing four "bricks" of heroin outside a school, police say.

  • Dog attempts to bite off own foot to escape after being left tied up in front of animal shelter all night

    A 1-year-old German Shepard is recovering after he was found tied to a fence in front of a New York City animal shelter.

  • ‘I have so much to live for’: Sepsis survivor who thought she had the flu stays strong

    BALTIMORE — Sepsis. It’s a word you never want to hear. It’s a bacterial infection in the blood that can cause organ failure, limb loss or even death. Sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. More than 1 million people are hospitalized for it every year. The life of 36-year-old Amanda Flores, D.C. resident and mother of two, changed November 2014 when strep sent her into septic shock, according to WJZ-TV. She survived but […]