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Map Reveals The Distinctive Cause Of Death In Each State

npr.org — There's no getting around the strangeness of a map that shows the most distinctive cause of death in each of our 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Texas, it's tuberculosis. In Maine, it's the flu. And in Nevada, it's the ominous "legal intervention."

Map Reveals The Distinctive Cause Of Death In Each State

wnyc.org — There's no getting around the strangeness of a map that shows the most distinctive cause of death in each of our 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Texas, it's tuberculosis. In Maine, it's the flu. And in Nevada, it's the ominous "legal intervention."

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

wvpublic.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

kcur.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

kalw.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

wabe.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

wnyc.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

npr.org — Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Bacteria, algae and fungi make their own chemicals that sop up UV rays.

Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

wvpublic.org — A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has exposed gaps in immunization against the highly infectious disease. All told this year, 169 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia were reported sick with measles through May 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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May 23, 2015

RT @cupcakekitty09: Graduation rate for NCAA men's division 1 lacrosse players: 88%. Huge.

May 22, 2015

RT @steph_federico: Gray areas exist where docs can help patients hasten death -- but they can't talk about it. n.pr/1Hyujmz pic.twitter.com/VqrVITKnUX

May 21, 2015

.@barbfederostrov reports: Overnight Contacts Can Help Kids' Sight During Day, But Also Carry Risks n.pr/1K5DlrE

May 21, 2015

RT @jenhab: Big health care news: Karen Ignagni leaving AHIP after 22 years for Emblem Health in NY. Scoop with @apalmerdc

May 19, 2015

For @fredschulte: @MedicalQuack asks if Medicare will re-run Med Adv risk assessments to catch $70B fraud? bit.ly/1MdpOOr



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