Measles outbreak, Voting genes, Hurricane health tips
|Updated: 8/28/2012 5:35 pm
||Published: 8/28/2012 5:08 pm
The Arkansas Health Department says three siblings have been diagnosed with measles at a boarding school in gentry.
The agency says one of the students recently traveled to Romania, Italy and Switzerland.
And the two other siblings became ill while attending Ozark Adventist Academy.
All students who have not been vaccinated for the disease have been sent home until the incubation period has passed.
How you vote may be in your genes.
New data shows genetic makeup has some influence on why people differ on such issues as unemployment, abortion and the death penalty.
By pinpointing certain genes in the human body, scientists can predict parts of a person's political ideology.
Researchers say this concept can help the public and policy makers recognize that people see the same thing differently and no amount of yelling or "proof" will sway them.
Hurricane health tips
Hurricanes and the remnants of them can produce life threatening floods, tornadoes and high winds.
So it's important to be prepared.
Emergency preparedness experts at Cleveland Clinic say it's a good idea to have a generator to keep key appliances like your refrigerator working.
However it must be well ventilated to avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
Also stock up on non-perishable food and enough drinking water to last at least three days for each person.
Doctor Tallman recommends every family have a way to get in touch - a meeting spot - and a plan in place ahead of time.
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