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Plane from Dubai quarantined at JFK

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/05/18, 12:50 pm

Federal health officials on Wednesday morning quarantined an Emirates plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after some passengers fell ill during a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Emirates airline on its Twitter page said health officials attended to 10 passengers “as a precaution” after the flight landed at about 9:10 a.m. EDT. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 100 of the plane’s 520 passengers received evaluations after they complained of symptoms such as cough and fever.

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Help on the spectrum

Technology | Could the Google Glass device benefit kids with autism?
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 8/30/18, 11:34 am

Children with autism seemingly improved their social skills after using a wearable device that helped them recognize emotions in people’s facial expressions, according to new research.

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Health director charged in Flint water crisis deaths

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/21/18, 11:05 am

A judge on Monday ordered the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths stemming from the Flint, Mich., water crisis. The city didn’t properly treat water it pulled from the Flint River in 2014 and 2015, leading to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and widespread lead poisoning. Health Department Director Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about the Legionnaires’ cases in a timely manner.

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