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Ruthless stomach bug emerges in Colorado, shutting down a whole school district

Ruthless stomach bug emerges in Colorado, shutting down a whole school...

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Enlarge / The disinfection begins. A violent stomach bug has exploded in Colorado’s Mesa County Valley School District 51, leading to the swift shutdown of the entire district, which includes 46 schools and programs that serve more than 22,000 students. The outbreak first struck a high school, which was closed down Thursday, November 14. In…
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax advertisements on Facebook

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax...

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Enlarge / Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a public hearing on vaccine related bills in 2015. Just two organizations were responsible for the majority of anti-vaccine advertisements on Facebook before the social media giant restricted such content in March of this year, according to a November 13 study in the journal Vaccine. Of…
The world lastly has actually an authorized vaccine versus Ebola

The world lastly has actually an authorized vaccine versus Ebola

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Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019, in Goma. Regulators in Europe have granted the world's first approval of a vaccine against Ebola—and health officials are wasting no time in rolling it out. The European Commission announced at the start…
Forget poisoned sweet and razor blades. Here’s the genuine Halloween scary

Forget poisoned sweet and razor blades. Here’s the genuine Halloween scary

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You've likely heard the spooky stories: adorable, sugar-crazed kids gleefully toddle from door to door in their homemade costumes and festive masks—only to be handed razor-blade-stuffed apples or cyanide-laced pixie sticks by wicked, faceless strangers. As such, many a trick-or-treater has hauled their cloying bounties home over the decades only to surrender them to parental…
To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

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Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', 1976. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) While the government may be considered Big Brother, a team of researchers in California are officially that parent. The researchers…
Another Week, Another Nutrition Axiom Upended: Is Consuming Meat Unhealthy?

Another Week, Another Nutrition Axiom Upended: Is Consuming Meat Unhealthy?

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An expert panel concluded there was not enough evidence to recommend that people cut back their meat consumption. Not everyone agreed. Visual: Charlie Solorzano on Unsplash For years, nutrition experts have warned that eating red meat can be bad for your health. Then a multi-part meta-analysis, published this week in the journal Annals of Internal…
Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

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Enlarge / Menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. As e-cigarette-maker Juul faces increasingly searing scrutiny for allegedly marketing its products to teens and helping ignite an “epidemic” of youth vaping, the company announced Wednesday that its CEO is…
Vaping-illness examinations rely on impurities, fakes: report

Vaping-illness examinations rely on impurities, fakes: report

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Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. State and federal investigations into the puzzling burst of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use—aka vaping—are focusing in on black-market and counterfeit products, according to a report by the Washington Post. Unknown adulterants and dubious solvents—such as oils and diluting “cutting agents”—in vaping liquids are now the…
Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC states [Updated]

Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5...

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Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping rose from 94 to 153—a jump of over 60%—in just five days, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Saturday,…
Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in 14 states

Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in...

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Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.” Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung illness in 14…

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