Counties report rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alisa Boswell The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) being reported in young people in Curry and Roosevelt is above the state average and that has public health officials concerned. Specifically, Curry and Roosevelt counties rate above the state average with chlamydia, HPV and Gonorrhea, according to officials at the New Mexico Department of Health […]

Diseases linked to herbicide exposure in Vietnam expanded

By Tom Philpott: Military Update About 86,000 Vietnam War veterans, their surviving spouses or estates will be eligible for retroactive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs — an average of 11.4 years for veterans and 9.6 years for survivors — under a draft VA rule to expand by three the number of diseases […]

Mobile stroke screening service visits Portales

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Mobile service health care workers will be in Portales on Friday doing screenings to help people detect early warning signs of diseases which cause strokes, the third-highest killer of Americans, according to the National Center for Health Services. Life Line Screening medical technicians will be conducting screenings to help people […]

Illnesses found in water

Nicole Bode and Paul H.B. Shin: Knight Ridder News Service NEW ORLEANS — A new threat of waterborne illnesses has emerged in the hurricane-ravaged coastal towns of Louisiana and Mississippi, where people continued to wade through putrid floodwaters Tuesday. People suffering from such illnesses are flocking to the few hospitals operating in the devastated Gulf […]