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'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water

2018-08-16
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.

When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's lifesaving treatment

2018-08-16
Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.

Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading

2018-08-15
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings

2018-08-15
For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

2018-08-15
As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.

Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?

2018-08-14
They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain.

What happened on Easter Island? New theory proposed

2018-08-13
For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island, known for its towering stone statues depicting large carved heads. A long-held theory suggests that after the islanders set up camp and carved the giant statues, they destroyed their own society through infighting and a depletion of natural resources.

Faced with falling birth rates, China urges citizens to have more babies

2018-08-08
China appears to be backpedaling on its decades-long policies to limit population growth as it attempts to address a demographic time bomb.

How a vegan diet can change your body

2018-08-16
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

2018-08-16
Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers