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Lack of vaccinations blamed as Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 116 cases

By Kim Palmer (Reuters) – The number of mumps cases from an outbreak in central Ohio has more than quadrupled over the last two weeks, to 116, mostly students at Ohio State University or people connected to the school, authorities said Tuesday. The outbreak had been limited to the university…

More than 20 students infected in mumps outbreak at Ohio State University

By Kim Palmer (Reuters) – A mumps outbreak at The Ohio State University has grown to 28 cases and officials are concerned the number could rise with students returning from spring break, a city health department spokesman said on Tuesday. He said those infected include 23 students and a staff…

OSU students discover ‘some random guy’ squatting behind locked door in basement

Some Ohio State University students discovered “some random guy” had apparently been living in their off-campus house without their knowledge. The students told campus newspaper The Lantern that they became suspicious after hearing strange noises at their off-campus house. “We had been telling everyone the story of the ghost in…

George Zimmerman launches website to raise legal funds

George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in February in self-defense, launched his own website on Sunday to raise money to cover his legal expenses. Many suspected the website to be fake. Adding the suspicion, Think Progress noted that the website features a picture…

Study: Bad maternal relationships more common in obese kids

According to a new study in the January issue of Pediatrics, children who struggle to connect happily with their mothers are more likely to be obese by their teen years. Ohio State University conducted the research, using almost a thousand kids born in 1991 to measure how mothers interacted with…

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