Archive | December, 2017

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

December 30, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/dining/raw-water-unfiltered.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Driven by misgivings about how tap water is treated, start-ups are turning to springs and the air for purer sources — and drawing an elite audience.

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Americans are dying younger than people in other rich nations

December 27, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/27/americans-are-dying-younger-than-people-in-other-rich-nations/ Violence and the mess that is the United States’ healthcare system and social safety net contribute to a declining life expectancy.

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Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

December 27, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/health/measles-deaths-vaccination.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported.

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Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year

December 21, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fueled-by-drug-crisis-us-life-expectancy-declines-for-a-second-straight-year/2017/12/20/2e3f8dea-e596-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html The United States had not seen two years of declining life expectancy since 1962 and 1963, when influenza caused an inordinate number of deaths.

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In more than half of states, education spending dropped from 2008 to 2015

December 3, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/in-more-than-half-of-states-education-spending-dropped-from-2008-to-2015/2017/12/03/1cfeb7a0-d6fe-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html The decline was more than 20 percent in some states.

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