NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND Chronic wasting disease results
Samples taken from North Dakota deer during the 2012 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish ... Posted on 3/12/13 at 12:09 PM
HEALTHBEAT Type 1 diabetes - dancing with a Tasmanian devil
What is it really like to live every single day with type 1 diabetes? This blog is being turned over today to one of my newsroom colleagues who can speak frankly about it: She and her husband have fir... Posted on 10/29/12 at 11:52 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Are you at risk for heart disease?
Julie Fennel didnt think she was at risk for heart disease. But five years ago, she was enjoying a meal with her family at a restaurant in downtown Fargo when she suddenly went into cardiac arrest.
... Posted on 4/16/12 at 3:31 PM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE Prevent Hardware Disease in Cattle
Inverted tires can make great containers to hold cattle feed and water, but tires also can pose health risks for the animals if the tires arent maintained regularly.
If the tires you are using on y... Posted on 2/10/12 at 10:16 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Cigarette smoking among adults
The Centers for Disease Control released a report today regarding adult smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Results: In 2009, 20.6% of U.S. adults aged... Posted on 9/7/10 at 2:19 PM
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.
Montana ranchers are not likely to face new sanctions on cattle exports following yet another round of suspected brucellosis infections, signaling an effective truce in the long-running debate over the animal disease, state officials and outside veterinarians said.
By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
, September 19, 2011
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
The first case of chronic wasting disease in North Dakota has been confirmed by tests of a mule-deer buck harvested in western Sioux County in November. The appearance of the disease is not a public-health issue. People do not get chronic wasting disease. It’s confined to deer and elk, and there’s no evidence that it can be transmitted to livestock.
At his first birthday, John Klor couldn’t sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler — thanks to a special diet that’s treating the North Carolina boy’s mysterious disease.
What doctors initially called cerebral palsy instead was a rare metabolic disorder assaulting his brain and muscles, yet one that’s treatable if caught in time.
By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press
, January 05, 2010
In spite of new evidence that Americans are eating themselves to death — and killing the economy, too —there’s a dispute in Congress over how to get them to quit.
The issue is: How much of a break on insurance premiums should employees get for participating in corporate wellness programs?
Morton Kondracke, First Amendment
, December 01, 2009
Sexually transmitted diseases among North Dakotans are trending downward.
The state Health Department said that through the first six months of the year, confirmed cases of both chlamydia and gonorrhea are down 11 percent from last year.
STD program manager Julie Wagendorf said young people still should be aware of the dangers. She says the highest rates are in people between the ages of 15 and 24.
One of the most common diseases of ornamental spruce in North Dakota is needle cast, caused by a fungus. Colorado Blue Spruce is highly susceptible and can sustain severe damage while Black Hills spruce are intermediate in resistance. Sometimes young trees are killed by the pathogen, but more commonly branches lose their needles resulting in misshapen trees.
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
, July 15, 2009
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