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black-legged tick on the left, lone star tick on the right

TICK TIMES TWO It can be difficult to correctly diagnose tick-borne diseases in locales with both the black-legged tick (left), which spreads Lyme disease, and the lone star tick (right), which can transmit southern tick‒associated rash illness or STARI.

BOTTOMS UP  Nearly 30 million American adults are high-risk drinkers, downing four (for women) or five (for men) drinks on one occasion at least once a week.

Yemeni women waiting for charity water

FUELING THE FIRE  Women line up for clean water in war-torn Yemen, home to an ongoing cholera outbreak.

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