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Brain Scans Find Differences But No Injury In U.S. Diplomats Who Fell Ill In Cuba


Advanced MRI scans of 40 government workers who developed health problems in Havana found no evidence to support claims that they were attacked or suffered brain injuries.

Senate Approves Bill To Prevent Sept. 11 Victims' Fund From Running Out Of Money


President Trump is expected to sign the measure, ending a years-long ordeal for the victims after concerns that the fund was on the verge of running out of money.

What Gets To Be A 'Burger'? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat


Lawmakers across the U.S. and in the EU argue that labels like "vegan sausage" or "cauliflower rice" mislead people. Tofurky, the ACLU and others are suing, saying new label laws violate free speech.

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Nation | Health | Election

3 Million Could Lose Food Stamp Benefits Under Trump Administration Proposal

The administration wants to close what it calls a "loophole" that allows states to give benefits to those would not otherwise be eligible by raising or eliminating income and asset limits.

Health | World | Food

The Artisanal Gelato Makers Of Mozambique

In a village of about 10,000 people, two Mozambicans are serving up local flavors of the Italian treat. But how to make it with limited power supply and access to clean water?

Health | World

Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

Mutant parasites have built up resistance to first-line malaria drugs, according to two new studies in The Lancet. Scientists worry that this could overturn global progress against the disease.


Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed To Take 'Mental Health Days'

The state, which has one of the higher suicide rates in the U.S., hopes the law will combat stigma around mental illness. Four teen activists encourage others to "admit when they're struggling."

Health | World | Economy

The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

The PetroCaribe program provided fuel to Venezuela's neighbors on long-term credit to spur economic growth. What has happened now that Venezuela is in free fall?


How Microexpressions Can Make Moods Contagious

Feelings seem to spread contagiously between friends, partners, or groups. Why are we so easily influenced by one another's emotions? A new video from Invisibilia explains what's going on.

local | Health | NW Life | News

Report: Mentally Ill Oregon Prison Inmate Died From Treatable Illness, Staff Negligence

Legal nonprofit Disability Rights Oregon said the inmate's death was caused by neglect due to his mental illness.

Nation | Health | Politics | World | News

Migrant Flow Across US-Mexico Border Falls For 1st Time This Year

About 104,000 migrants were taken into custody after crossing the Southwest border — a 28% drop from May. The hot-weather drop "outpaces last year's decline by 11 percent," DHS said.

Health | World

Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth

The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.

Health | Business | Economy

How Does Drug Pricing Work? Hint: It's More Like Designer Handbags Than Cars

Trump administration officials say drugs' list prices are like cars' sticker prices — easily negotiated. But in the life and death world of medicine, health economists say, that analogy falls apart.

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