Ebola Outbreak in Congo Hits Milestone, and Death Toll Rises

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit what officials are calling a milestone: more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases and a death toll above 2,000, according to government data released on Friday. The outbreak, Congo’s 10th, is the second-worst epidemic of the virus…

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Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people not to use vaping ingredients bought on the street, and to stop modifying either nicotine or cannabis e-cigarette devices, in an effort to curb the vaping-related lung sicknesses that have alarmed health officials in more than two dozen states this summer. Despite the lack…

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Why Did the Chicken Cover the Road?

Cullen Camic first noticed the chicken carcasses on Friday morning when a AAA repairman was inspecting his car battery. Something — a thick, wet line of white and pink — glistening in the soft morning sun caught his eye. It stretched several blocks of Bond Street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, past century-old…

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What are the types of vagina?

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Wide-Awake at 3 A.M.? Don’t Just Look at Your Phone

The only thing worse than feeling completely wired at 11 p.m. when you’re ready for sleep is being stark awake at 3 a.m. Blissfully passing out at an appropriate bedtime is cold comfort when the brain wakes up too soon and refuses to take advantage of those eight full hours. I toss and turn and…

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From Social Secretary to Party Planning Aficionado

In 1986, when planning her own wedding with 175 guests at Wave Hill Gardens, a cultural center in the Bronx, Marcy Blum fell into what was then a largely nonexistent profession. “There was no in-house caterer,” she said, “so we came up with food stations and big balloons with signs that said charcuterie and fromage.…

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Connected by Cannabis

Hillary Peckham felt a different kind of pain when Maren Hall-Wieckert, whom she had been dating for four years, decided in August 2016 to leave New York to attend the University of Colorado, where he would begin a Ph.D. program in learning sciences. “I was stunned and really hurt,” Ms. Peckham said. “This happened just…

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What Does VSCO Think About the ‘VSCO Girls’?

The 15-year-old YouTuber Emma Marie’s video “The ultimate VSCO sleepover,” posted in July, has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. In it, seven of Emma’s friends come over to spend the night on her backyard trampoline, which has been overlaid with tapestries, pillows, fuzzy blankets and warm string lights. The décor is not an…

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Medical News Today: What can cause bumps on the elbows?

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