Pennsylvania boy, 3, contracts rare tick-borne disease while swimming in a neighbor’s pool

Pennsylvania boy, 3, contracts rare tick-borne disease while swimming in a neighbor’s pool

A Pennsylvania toddler caught a rare, tick-borne disease that left him hospitalized after the bug bit him while out swimming in a neighbor’s pool. Jamie Simoson, of Harveys Lake, said she was ‘terrified’ after her three-year-old, Jonathan, was infected with the rare Powassan virus, which triggered an inflammation of the brain and the thin tissue … Read more

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took to transmit a rare, dangerous and debilitating tick-borne disease that seriously sickened an energetic, witty and generally healthy 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy. Jamie Simoson’s motherly intuition pushed her to seek further medical treatment for something her youngest son’s pediatrician assured her was a virus that needed to run its course. … Read more

Swarm of shapeshifting microrobots can brush, rinse and floss your teeth

Swarm of shapeshifting microrobots can brush, rinse and floss your teeth

Just as many people have replaced their manual toothbrush with an electric one, so too could robots usher in a new era of teeth cleaning. Scientists have created a swarm of shapeshifting microrobots that they claim can brush, rinse and floss your teeth all at the same time. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the … Read more