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Texas among states facing measles outbreak

The largest outbreak of measles in recent years occurred in 2014, when 667 cases of measles were reported across 27 states, according to the CDC . A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. Measles is an airborne illness, spreads via coughs and sneezes. Children with measles must be kept out out school to limit the spread of the virus.

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‘Oldest solid cheese ever found’ discovered in Egyptian jar

In one of the broken jars, researchers found a "solidified, whitish" mass, wrapped in a piece of canvas, researchers said. The team used unconventional scientific techniques to identify it as the remains of a solid cheese made from cow milk and sheep or goat milk.

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This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, which this year amounts to $55,018. The result is a shortage of primary care physicians and researchers, per the WSJ . Those range from around $27,000 to $29,000 per year, according to the medical school. The move follows NYU's decision in 2013 to offer an accelerated three-year curriculum for its MD degree program, which also helps in cutting tuition costs.

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Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Britain's public health authorities are pushing smokers to switch to it as a safer choice; experts in the USA have warned that electronic cigarettes increase the risk of nicotine addiction among young people, while the World Health Organization has said uneasily that warming up electronic cigarettes can lead to the formation of toxic substances.

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Dozens overdose in CT park as USA opioid crisis worsens

Numerous cases took place at the New Haven Green, a park near the university where a similar mass overdose took place on July 4. "Two individuals had life-threatening symptoms, and the others had non-life-threatening symptoms", he said.

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At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

Two people were said to be in a life-threatening condition. Police Chief Anthony Campbell identified him only as a man who is known to police for drug violations and was found in possession of a drug believed to be K2. In May, for example, 25 people were hospitalized in one area of Brooklyn, New York, after having negative reactions to what was believed to be K2, police said.