Measles Cases Reach Highest Level in More Than 25 Years, C.D.C. Says

There have been more measles cases in the United States the first five months of 2019 than there were in all of 1994, when the last large outbreak occurred, federal health officials said on Thursday, in part because of the spread of misinformation about vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that…

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When Resistance Became Too Loud to Ignore

At times the fight for civil rights is a straight road pocked with speed bumps; at other times a maddening spiral of detours. It was a battlefield in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when a small group of gay, lesbian and transgender people, herded by police out of a Greenwich Village bar called…

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These Mole Rats Felt No Pain, Even From Wasabi’s Burn

If you’ve ever taken a big bite of wasabi, you know what comes next: a painful zing that creeps over your whole scalp. You aren’t the only animal that feels this way. The condiment’s sinus-burning kick comes from a chemical compound called allyl isothiocyanate, or AITC, that actively damages proteins within cells. Flies and flatworms…

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Medical News Today: What to know about muscle atrophy

The term muscle atrophy refers to the loss of muscle tissue. Atrophied muscles appear smaller than normal. Lack of physical activity due to an injury or illness, poor nutrition, genetics, and certain medical conditions can all contribute to muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy can occur after long periods of inactivity. If a muscle does not get…

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I’m Invited to the Wedding, Sort Of

My husband and I grew up in a religion that only allows active members to enter its places of worship. I recently stopped practicing the religion — a decision that is still very sensitive with my husband and our families. My sister-in-law is getting married, and I will not be allowed to attend the ceremony.…

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Zen and the Art of Australian Winemaking

MARGARET RIVER, Australia — On a warm, sunny day in February, Will Berliner, the proprietor of Cloudburst, crouched and scuttled under the bird netting that had been draped over the vines in his small vineyard just two miles from the Indian Ocean here in Western Australia. I followed, ignoring my aching muscles and sore feet.…

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Can an Abortion Affect Your Fertility?

Do abortions make you less fertile? — Grace, Santa Cruz, Calif. Short Take No, there is no link between safe abortion and the ability to get pregnant in the future. [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Tell Me More The data tells us there is no link between abortion and future…

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The 13 Best Streetwear Brands I Have Bookmarked on Instagram

Frankie Collective If you really want to know about me, the bookmark section of my Instagram—aka my Wish List—will tell you all you need to know. Like my brain, my saved collection is a hodgepodge of DIY skincare videos and tips, at-home workout routines I’ll never do, and astrological roasts that remind me (a Virgo)…

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In Turkey, Keeping Alive a Language of Whistles

Surfacing Before cellphones, Turkish “bird language” allowed farmers to communicate across long distances in the Pontic Mountains. Video Muazzez Kocek, 46, is considered one of the best whistlers in Kuşköy, a village tucked away in the picturesque Pontic Mountains in Turkey’s northern Giresun province. Her whistle can be heard over the area’s vast tea fields…

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