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Mother dies of Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu province, baby under care

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu province, baby under care

A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Her 7-month-old son, who is also confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus, is┬áreceiving treatment, WHO said on Twitter on Friday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the patients…MORE

New treatment approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis

New treatment approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for highly drug-resistant tuberculosis, offering new hope in the fight against the world’s most deadly infectious disease. TB most affects the lungs and can be particularly difficult to treat. Drug-resistant strains are on the increase due to incomplete and challenging courses of treatment that last…MORE

FDA reveals proposed graphic warnings for cigarette packs and ads

FDA reveals proposed graphic warnings for cigarette packs and ads

Warning labels on cigarette packages could soon be more graphic, warning that “Smoking reduces blood flow to the limbs, which can require amputation,” and “Smoking causes bladder cancer, which can lead to bloody urine.” The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a proposed rule that requires tobacco companies to place new graphic health…MORE

‘It is raining plastic’: Scientists find colorful microplastic in rain

‘It is raining plastic’: Scientists find colorful microplastic in rain

It’s raining plastic — that’s what a survey of rainfall in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, concluded recently. The rainfall survey, titled “It is raining plastic,” was put together by scientists at the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey. They couldn’t see the plastic with their naked eyes, but found it using a…MORE

Exposure to polluted air is like smoking a pack a day, study says

Exposure to polluted air is like smoking a pack a day, study says

Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can can lead to emphysema. The study, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, is the largest of its kind. It looked at exposure to air…MORE

Neanderthals got ‘surfer’s ear’ too, study says

Neanderthals got ‘surfer’s ear’ too, study says

When humans are habitually exposed to cold water and air, “surfer’s ear” can be one of the consequences — and apparently, the same was true of Neanderthals. But it’s less likely that they experienced bony growths in their ear canals due to surfing. The dense growths are known as external auditory exostoses. They occur more…MORE

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Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest to multiple charges of battery on law enforcement personnel who responded to domestic disturbance calls at her home last year. The “Melrose Place” star faced eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing…

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn’t particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers — including the return of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” — underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamorizing it. The summer has already produced a robust discussion over…

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” was easy to adore. Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement. Fonda died surrounded by…

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Actor and director Peter Fonda, who rose to fame with his role in “Easy Rider,” died Friday, his manager, Alan Somers, told CNN on Friday. He was 79. Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, the family said in an emailed statement. He was surrounded by family. “It…