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Dengue Fever

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On November 5, 2013
So I hear Dengue Fever is coming to my town and I hope it is this: Unfortunately, it is this: This past summer, Aedes aegypti—the invasive African mosquito best known for carrying the potentially deadly diseases dengue and yellow fever—made its unexpected debut in California, squirming up from Madera to Clovis to Fresno and the […]

Measles

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On August 25, 2013

Who could have guessed that anti-vaccination idiocy would lead to illness? A measles outbreak in Texas traces to a congregation of a megachurch whose leader, Kenneth Copeland, reportedly has warned fo

On Tanning Salons

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On August 20, 2013

Not that fashion is exactly my wheelhouse, but this piece on the growth of tanning salon use among white teenage women and the very real health risks involved is worth a mention, not only because it i

Malaria Vaccination

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On October 19, 2011

In an incredibly great piece of public health news, researchers are getting very close to developing a vaccination against malaria. The first study showed the risk of malaria cut in half across seven

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I’ve been using a local coffee bar as my office for parts of this summer when not in the coding lab for my agenda-setting project. Besides some excellent lattes and a new appreciation for white wine, my visits have yielded me a chance to observe and connect a bit with the people who work there. […]
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