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San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina

The village of San Antonio de los Cobres is high in the Argentinian Andes. The groundwater is contaminated with arsenic, and the people local to the region may have adaptations to its poisonous presence.

hepatitis E transmission map

TRANSMISSION RISK  A vaccine offers long-lasting protection against hepatitis E, new research shows. The virus can spread when drinking water gets contaminated due to poor sanitation. Shaded areas denote countries where waterborne hepatitis E remains a health problem.

cup of coffee

Meet the first of your approved three to five cups of coffee per day.  According to a committee of scientists, a cup of coffee — or three or five — won’t hurt. But go easy on the cream and sugar — the extra fat and calories can add up. 

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