Health in Rochester, NY

DEC announced that statewide efforts to control giant hogweed are making substantial headway in eradicating this large, invasive, and dangerous plant. The Giant Hogweed Program, managed by DEC’s Division of Lands and Forests, is in its twelfth year and has eradicated the plants from 623 sites, with another 448 plant-free sites being monitored.

Children often lose reading skills over summer vacation. Programs to fight this are more effective with just a small tweak: Let the kids choose the books.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Annually, several hundred infant deaths occur in sitting devices (eg, car safety seats [CSSs] and strollers). Although American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines discourage routine sleeping in sitting devices, little is known about factors associated with deaths in sitting devices. Our objective was to describe factors associated with sleep-related infant deaths in sitting devices
METHODS: We analyzed 2004–2014 National Center for Fatality Review and…

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The latest in radiology news including some interesting editorials, a VIP mammography trend, and a bunch of other imaging news.

Daan Braveman argues for more free speech on campus and against the notion college is too expensive.

Rochester researchers have sequenced one of the most repetitive parts of the fruit fly genome, unlocking one of the “last frontiers of genome assembly.”

One particular type of brain stimulation may aid in faster vision recovery by enhancing the brain’s ability to process visual information.

The majority of factory workers in the world today are domestic or international migrants. Their time in the factory is characterized by suboptimal working conditions, long hours, limited space for working and living and, in some cases, harassment.

A medical examination of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue has revealed a shocking surprise hidden inside.

Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – will be here soon, signaling the time for outdoor summer fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy the season and offers safety tips you can follow all summer long.

A stunning series of X-ray images by medical specialist and artist Arie van ’t Riet explores the inner workings of animals and plants

A lot of times it may seem as if there just isn't enough time to do everything you want. That's why it is great to have some options.