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It's not really news anymore that Europe is in the middle of a significant measles outbreak. New reports say that there have been 35 measles related deaths in the last year (measles kills about 1 in every 1000 people that contract it) which brings the outbreak in Europe squarely into crisis mode. 
From afar I once watched – and was captivated, actually, by its oddity – as a deer stood before a planting of big, bright identical flowers and began eating. He would bite into one, chew for a moment – and spit it out. Then he began eating the next, and spit that out. And then again, and again, repeatedly engaging in the same task as if each chomp was his first attempt. I was unable to intercede, but for some reason the occurrence stuck with me, stoking intrigue about a deer's thought process, and about animal cognitive ability in general.  
A statement released by Habitat for Humanity stated that the former U.S. president "was dehydrated working in the hot sun and ha[d] been taken offsite for observation." With that we ask, "Who is at risk of heat-related illnesses?"
Tucker Carlson had Robert Kennedy Jr. on his show, giving him five minutes of almost-uninterrupted time to spew his misinformation on vaccines. We hope the Fox News cable host got what he wanted (presuming in the form of ratings). And that it was worth a few more children getting sick with measles and dying of whooping cough.
Corporations aren’t all evil, and universities are not all saints. Most products are coming from industry work. Meanwhile, plenty of junk science comes from universities – and sometimes even from Boston's most prestigious academic institution.
In 2010, the profit for Elsevier, one of the world' leading publishers of technical, medical and scientific information, was 36 percent of its revenue – which exceeded Google's, Apple's and Amazon's. How did Elsevier do it? The company made use of a simple business model developed by Robert Maxwell.          
To stay in business, media outlets need viewers. So they give readers what they want, which apparently consists largely of pointless political bickering, epic acts of stupidity and naked people.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is back in intensive care after progressing from last month's shooting on a baseball field. Why do traumas, like gunshot wounds, require such comprehensive interventions? And why do thery carry infection risks?
The growing cholera crisis in Yemen has, unfortunately, earned the title of "the largest cholera outbreak in the world." The most heartbreaking aspect of cholera outbreaks is that even though we know how to stop them, we don't.
1. Seeya Nostra - the economy is so bad in the Sicilian region of Italy - the official unemployment rate is 22 percent, and we know that government numbers are bogus - that the mafia has given up on extorting fellow Italians and started moving to Germany. It sounds like the worst Godfather sequel ever.  2. NASA forced to admit it does not have a child slave colony on Mars
Adherence to medical treatment involving multiple medications is not easy. Can electronic reminders and financial incentives help?
U.S. News and World Report recently disclosed their Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-2018 annual rankings. Do children’s hospitals even matter? Is an academic center, community or other facility good enough?