Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment

IMAGE: Private water wells are a vital source of drinking water in Pennsylvania. They provide water to nearly one million rural homes and farms. view more  Credit: Chad Voorhees Homeowners who rely on private wells as their drinking water source can be vulnerable to bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants that have known human health risks. Because…

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Neil Armstrong’s Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement

When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching tribute addressing the astronaut’s millions of admirers around the globe. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty,” they wrote, telling fans of the first man to walk on the moon that “the next…

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Someday, an Arm Implant May Prevent H.I.V. Infection for a Year

In what could eventually become a milestone for H.I.V. prevention, very preliminary tests of an implant containing a new drug suggest that it may protect against infection for a full year. The new implant, by the drug company Merck, was tested in just a dozen subjects for 12 weeks. But experts were quite excited at…

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Daniel Callahan, 88, Dies; Bioethics Pioneer Weighed ‘Human Finitude’

Daniel Callahan, a pioneering bioethicist who grappled with issues presented by medical advances like organ transplants, prenatal diagnoses and artificial respirators, died on July 16 at a hospital in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. He was 88. His son David said the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A leading liberal Roman Catholic thinker who eventually left…

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Chipotle, With Food-Safety Issues Behind It, Recovers Strongly

When Adonis Maracallo sat down for dinner Sunday night at the Chipotle Mexican Grill on Court Street in Brooklyn, he wasn’t thinking about E.coli. Mr. Maracallo, 25, has been eating at Chipotle for years; he even worked at one of the chain’s stores in Manhattan. But like many customers, Mr. Maracallo decided to steer clear…

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Edith Irby Jones, Pioneering Black Doctor in the South, Dies at 91

Edith Mae Irby was about 7 years old in the early 1930s when her older siblings contracted typhoid fever in their little house in Conway, Ark. Her brother Robert recovered, but her sister, Juanita, died. Edith could never shake the awful sense that Juanita had received substandard care because her family was poor. She recalled…

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After 34 Years, Gotham Bar and Grill Has a New Head Chef

Alfred Portale, the chef whose name has been synonymous for 34 years with Gotham Bar and Grill, a mainstay near Union Square, is no longer in the kitchen there. He has been replaced as executive chef by Victoria Blamey, who rose to prominence as the executive chef at Chumley’s, in the West Village, from 2016…

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It’s Hot in the Hamptons, but Cool in Brooklyn

It’s a consolation for the rest of us that skinny people also sweat, even ones who are expensively dressed. More than 100 elegant guests attended dinner in mid-90-degree heat Saturday, at the Sunset Beach resort on Shelter Island, N.Y. It had been temporarily rebranded the “Chanel J12 Yacht Club” to promote a line of watches,…

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Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You

Your medical records might be used for scientific research. But don’t worry, you’re told — personally identifying data were removed. Information about you gathered by the Census Bureau might be made public. But don’t worry — it, too, has been “anonymized.” On Tuesday, scientists showed that all this information may not be as anonymous as…

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Boris Johnson and the Rise of Silly Style

On the world stage there are few national leaders who can compete with President Trump in the indelible image-making sweepstakes of the new social media order. With his tangerine skin and white-circled sun-bed-goggle eyes, his candy-floss blond comb-over and too-long bright red ties and blowzy Brioni suits, he is a cartoon of a politician straight…

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