Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...Fine particulate has been linked to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.Air problems in Fairbanks start with geography.Temperatures every winter reach 40 to 50 below zero. Fairbanks and nearby...
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: A group of adventurous young friends on a trip to the Caribbean decide to explore a secluded island, where they unleash a highly contagious, flesh-eating virus after swimming in contaminated water, and exploring a research facility that houses a terrifying secret. Somewhere on an uncharted island deep in the Caribbean, the doctors at a secluded research lab have managed to quarantine Porter (Sean Astin), the first person to be infected by an aggressive flesh-eating virus. Meanwhile, not too far away, Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is preparing to get married when his brother Josh (Brando Eaton), Josh's girlfriend Penny (Jillian Murray), and their best friend Dobbs (Ryan Donowho) lure him onto a luxury yacht to celebrate his last night of freedom. Upon arriving at a picturesque island that isn't on the maps, Josh and Penny stay on the beach to do a little snorkeling while Marcus and Dobbs set up the campsite. Returning to the tent in a panic after spotting scores of dead fish in the water, Penny breaks out in a rash that Josh credits to some bad local ganja. Later, when Josh also shows signs of infection, Marcus and Dobbs venture out for help and break into the darkened research facility, which appears to have been the scene of a bloody struggle. Their worst fears are realized when they discover that they have stumbled upon the site of a deadly outbreak, and that the egomaniacal doctor (Currie Graham) in charge is determined to take credit for curing the disease -- even if it means that no one gets off the island alive. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaskans taking risks with sex

...Jones said. "It kind of depends on which disease we're talking about."HIV and SyphilisJones...behaviors associated with contraction of the disease. In 2013, they were able to interview...choosing not to protect themselves from disease effectively, leading to the uptick in...
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...Wahl said. "I was suffering from a mental illness at the time. It was undiagnosed bipolar."Wahl paused when asked if the disease led to other vices, such as alcoholism."Alcoholism is a coping mechanism that a lot of people with bipolar tend to use...
Who's next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

...drug isn't expected to be available for at least 19 months while the state works out regulations.Patients with one of 10 diseases will be allowed to use the drug, but it must be ingested or vaporized; smoking it will remain illegal. Some advocates argued...
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches molt."People gave them space to do it," she said.Sheffield and Ahmasuk are documenting reported pups for signs of disease. All have been reported healthy.Four types of ice-dependent seals - bearded, ringed, spotted and ribbon seals - are...
Starfish disease found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. - A disease that has been killing starfish on the West...found starfish with "sea star wasting disease" that causes their arms to fall off and turn to goo.The cause of the disease isn't known, the Oregonian reported...
Untested Southeast shellfish may carry poison

...eating razor and possibly butter clams from Clam Gulch. The disease is potentially lethal, and can lead to fatal repository paralysis...some cases, death can occur within just a couple hours.The disease is most prevalent in shellfish during late-spring and the...
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SEARHC commends Rainforest Recovery Center for becoming tobacco-free

...addictions. Because secondhand smoke has also been linked to disease and deaths, you have also made a commitment to the 2011 than from suicide, motor vehicle crashes, liver disease, homicide, HIV/AIDS and influenza combined. People who...
Kenai health center on alert for measles

...might be under-immunized."According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles was documented as eliminated...said. Measles can be misdiagnosed as scarlet fever, Kawasaki disease or dengue fever, she said.Unimmunized Alaskans traveling...


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