Fourth human bird flu case linked to US dairy cattle outbreak

Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images/Archive Colorado health officials have identified the state’s human case of bird flu linked to an ongoing outbreak in dairy cattle. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) CNN — A fourth person in the United States has tested positive for H5 avian influenza, as part of … Read more

FDA bans BVO, a modified vegetable oil found in some fruity sodas

The Food and Drug Administration has decided to revoke the authorization for use of a stabilizer for fruit and citrus-based foods and beverages known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) because it is unsafe. “The agency concluded that the intended use of BVO in food is no longer considered safe,” the agency said in a statement … Read more

Brewers acquire right-hander Aaron Civale from Rays: Source

The division-leading Milwaukee Brewers struck early to bolster a glaring need in their starting rotation by acquiring right-handed pitcher Aaron Civale from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in exchange for minor-league infielder Gregory Barrios, a league source confirmed to The Athletics. The move, first reported by the New York Post, comes nearly a month … Read more

How Denisovans Survived and Thrived on ‘the Roof of the World’

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. CNN — Denisovans survived and thrived on the high Tibetan Plateau for more than 100,000 years, according to a new study. The research adds to scientific knowledge about the enigmatic ancient humans first identified in … Read more

Mosquitoes with EEE found in Massachusetts for first time in 2024

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was first detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts in 2024. EEE was confirmed in mosquito samples collected June 30 in Carver in Plymouth County, DPH said. There have been no human or animal cases of EEE so far this year. The finding prompted … Read more

Texas judge blocks Attorney General Ken Paxton’s decision to close migrant shelter

A Texas district court judge on Tuesday blocked Texas’ attempt to close a decades-old network of migrant shelters near the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the actions of Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton “outrageous and unacceptable.” Paxton earlier this year demanded that Annunciation House, which operates several shelters for migrants and refugees, turn over documents identifying the … Read more