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Minnesota measles outbreak: Officials say Somali families 'targeted with misinformation'
Fox News
Minnesota health officials said Monday that Somali families in the state had been "targeted with misinformation" about vaccines as the number of measles cases neared 50. The Minnesota Department of Health had confirmed 48 measles cases Monday, 46 of ...

Washington Post
US life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county
Washington Post
Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The Indian Express
Evidence behind reports of new baldness cure is a little thin
NHS Choices
"Scientists studying cancer stumble on 'breakthrough' in search for baldness cure," announces The Daily Telegraph, adding that not only does this mean "a cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey" but also it could one day ...

Gizmodo
Over 7000 Bodies May Be Buried Beneath Mississippi University
Gizmodo
In what sounds like a clichéd horror movie premise, a recent investigation suggests as many as 7,000 bodies are buried across 20 acres at the Mississippi Medical Center Campus—the former site of the state's first mental institution. Officials at the ...

Fox News
New 'gray death' drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn
Fox News
A lethal new drug dubbed “gray death” by authorities that is dangerous to even touch with gloves is being eyed in overdose cases across Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Investigators said the high-potency cocktail — which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl ...

AsiaOne
Where You Live May Play Role in Cancer Risk
WebMD
MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live appears to play a role in your risk of cancer, a new analysis suggests. "Overall environmental quality was very strongly associated with increased cancer risk," said study lead author Jyotsna Jagai.

Gizmodo
Weed Microdosing Mice Study Brings Great News, But There's a Catch
Gizmodo
Microdosing weed has become a minor trend with humans lately, but the science on its actual benefits is fairly shaky. Now, in a newly published study by a group of scientists in Germany, evidence shows that older mice may experience a reversal of brain ...

NBCNews.com
Meningitis May be to Blame for Liberia Mystery Outbreak
NBCNews.com
A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain infection, as well as blood infections. The ...

Forbes
POW: Here Comes A Tick Disease That's Worse Than Lyme
Forbes
Lyme Disease is bad. Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi carried by ticks and can cause all kinds of serious skin, musculoskeletal, nervous system, and heart problems. But POW, beware of an even worse disease that you can get ...

CNN
Is grandparents' old-school parenting putting kids at risk?
CNN
(CNN) Grandparents who step in for child care tend to use the same practices they did when they were parenting, but some of them may be outdated, putting their grandchildren at risk, according to a new study. Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric ...

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