diseases http://kplu.org en Health Alert Issued after Rabid Bat Found on Madison Park Beach http://kplu.org/post/health-alert-issued-after-rabid-bat-found-madison-park-beach <p>Health officials have issued a warning for anyone who may have been exposed to a sick, rabid bat found on the south side of Seattle's Madison Park Beach on Thursday.</p><p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nyone who has had contact with the bat or its saliva is at risk of developing rabies. While rabies is contracted through a bite, bat bites can be small, indistinguishable and painless, so anyone who has had contact with a bat should consult Public Health.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:21:07 +0000 Hayat Norimine 9373 at http://kplu.org Health Alert Issued after Rabid Bat Found on Madison Park Beach Living longer, but sicker in the USA http://kplu.org/post/living-longer-sicker-usa <p></p><p>Americans are likely to live longer than we might have in the past – but the quality of our golden years appears to be getting worse, when it comes to health.</p><p>A new study by Seattle researchers shows Alzheimer’s, depression, and back pain have been increasing dramatically since 1990. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:10:42 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7897 at http://kplu.org Living longer, but sicker in the USA What’s making us sick ... and what’s not http://kplu.org/post/what-s-making-us-sick-and-what-s-not <p></p><p>In 2012, it’s more likely to be obesity than infectious disease, even in many so-called "poor" countries.</p><p>People around the world are living longer – but they're also more likely to get sick from diseases that are common in America. These trends are highlighted in an ambitious Seattle-based project to track health and sickness in countries around the world.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7350 at http://kplu.org What’s making us sick ... and what’s not What's so controversial about cancer? Ask the U.N. http://kplu.org/post/whats-so-controversial-about-cancer-ask-un <p>Some of the leading disease experts from Seattle are visiting the United Nations this week. <a href="http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/issues/ncdiseases.shtml">They&rsquo;re at a &quot;High-Level&quot; meeting </a>to discuss whether poor countries should start worrying about cancer and diabetes &ndash; as much as malaria or AIDS.&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s a controversial idea, says KPLU&rsquo;s <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/">Humanosphere </a>blogger Tom Paulson.&nbsp; He&#39;s in New York to cover the meeting. Before he left he explained the controversy to KPLU&rsquo;s Keith Seinfeld.</p><p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:00:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2657 at http://kplu.org What's so controversial about cancer? Ask the U.N.