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  1. Vape products
    Health & Medicine

    Vitamin E acetate is a culprit in the deadly vaping outbreak, the CDC says

    Researchers detected vitamin E oil in all samples of lung fluid from 29 patients suffering from lung injuries tied to e-cigarettes.

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  2. Joy Degl as a baby
    Health & Medicine

    Mom’s immune system and microbiome may help predict premature birth

    Analyzing patients’ immune systems, microbiomes and more, researchers find signals to pinpoint and halt premature labor.

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  3. Henry V wedding
    Humans

    The medieval Catholic Church may have helped spark Western individualism

    Early Catholic Church decrees transformed families and may help explain why Western societies today tend to be individualistic and nonconformist.

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  4. Self-destructing mitochondria
    Life

    Self-destructing mitochondria may leave some brain cells vulnerable to ALS

    Mitochondria that appear to dismantle themselves in certain brain cells may be a first step toward ALS, a mouse study suggests.

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  5. Dengue ward at a hospital in the Philippines
    Health & Medicine

    A new dengue vaccine shows promise — at least for now

    The latest vaccine against dengue shows promise in protecting children from the disease, but will need longer term study to ensure kids are safe from future infections.

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  6. Liver on a chip
    Health & Medicine

    A human liver-on-a-chip may catch drug reactions that animal testing can’t

    An artificial organ may better predict serious drug side effects than animal testing does.

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  7. ancient ape bones
    Humans

    Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did

    A partial skeleton from an 11.6-million-year-old European ape still doesn’t answer how hominids adopted a two-legged gait.

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  8. running
    Health & Medicine

    Running just once a week may help you outpace an early death

    Any amount of running can lower a person’s risk of early death, an analysis of multiple studies finds.

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  9. melanoma
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, cancer vaccines were a dream

    Researchers are now prodding the immune system to fight cancer, reviving the longtime dream of creating cancer vaccines.

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