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As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for "Day Zero"
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Researchers make plans to modify studies and prioritize public health as city reservoirs run dry-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
The New Health Care: Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, it tends to cost money, but it improves quality of life at a very reasonable price. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/...
Florida Vows to Remove Monkeys From State Park After Report They Carry Deadly Herpes
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Many of the rhesus macaque monkeys at a Florida state park carry a dangerous herpes virus that could potentially spread to humans through their excrement, according to a new study.

As a result, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has said it plans to remove the monkeys, which are native to South and Central Asia, from the park.

Macaques were introduced to Florida’s Silv...

Citing Deaths of Lab Monkeys, F.D.A. Ends an Addiction Study
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The agency said on Friday it was evaluating other animal studies and would retire the remaining monkeys to a sanctuary. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/...
Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse
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(NEW YORK) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

“This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One measure of the season is how ...

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes
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A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/...
Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe.
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An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/...
New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients
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Doctors have more time than they thought to prevent death and disability from stroke, by removing blood clots that block circulation to the brain, a study shows. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/...
Personal Health: How to Prevent Falls
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Many of us can use a periodic kick in the pants to help keep us safe. I know, because I’m one of those prone to doing something foolhardy. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/...
After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
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Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/...