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'She Screamed Bloody Murder': Mom Says Daughter Got Terrible Rash From Venomous Caterpillar's Spiked BarbsIt looks like a white caterpillar with a spiked hair style. Only those spikes are real and have barbs that will stick in skin and deliver venom.
Antidepressants Being Used As Alternative Treatment For Chronic ItchingEver have an itch that just wouldn't go away? Well, there's a new and surprising way to treat people with chronic itching.
Health Dept. Slaps Pitt Dining Hall With 18 Food Safety ViolationsThe Allegheny County Health Department has cited a University of Pittsburgh cafeteria with a number of food safety violations.
Doctor: Unknowns About AFM Can Be 'Scary,' But Mysterious Illness Is Extremely RareDoctors at Children's Hospital have shed some light on a mysterious illness that can leave children paralyzed.
New Type Of Blood Test Could Help Determine Heart Attacks SoonerA new type of blood test in the emergency room could determine if a patient has had a heart attack sooner.
Top Burger Chains Fail On Annual Antibiotics Report CardTwenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
Nearly 100 Sickened By Drug-Resistant Salmonella From ChickenAt least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the CDC said.
Researchers Study Vaccine To Target Aggressive Form Of Breast CancerA team of researchers are studying a new anti-cancer vaccine that would help the body resist the return of an aggressive form of breast cancer.
'This Is A Mystery So Far': Health Officials Say Polio-Like Illness Found Among Kids In 22 StatesU.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
'A True Legend': Children’s Hospital Beloved ‘Shoeshine Man’ Dies At Age Of 76The staff and families at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are dealing with the loss of a beloved friend.
Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel BrainsA 61-year-old New York man developed an extremely rare and fatal brain disorder after he ate squirrel brains, according to a new report.
New Study Looks At Possible Relationship Between Eye Freckles And MelanomaA new study is looking at whether there is a link between eye freckles and melanoma.