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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Dairies in Yakima Valley are working to reduce nitrate pollution

When nitrates from manure get into water they can cause miscarriages, birth defects and other health complications. 

KUOW-FM

'Game changer': A new way to treat the very worst strokes

After decades of failures, scientists have a new way to help patients recover from the worst strokes, a new study indicates. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Ebola fighters are Time's 'Person of the Year'

Time magazine's editors decided to honor the "unprecedented numbers" of doctors and nurses who responded when Ebola overtook an already-weak public health infrastructure.

CNN

Billionaire doc is bringing dramatically new approaches to cancer fight

Dr. Patrick Shoon-Shiong, the richest man in Los Angeles, wants to disrupt the way we treat individual cancer cases, saying the current "dark ages" could be over in a decade.

60 MINUTES (CBS NEWS)

Activists celebrate milestone on World AIDS Day

For the first time, the number of patients receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS surpassed the number of newly infected. 

WONKBLOG

FDA to require calorie counts at movie theaters, chain restaurants

Studies have differed on whether people make choices based on the posting of calorie counts.

NEW YORK TIMES

Portland State prof's virus discovery may help in HIV fight

The virus found in Japanese hot springs could lead to drugs that severely disturb HIV's structure.

THE OREGONIAN

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

SEATTLE TIMES

1,100 health care workers set to strike at Tacoma, Lakewood hospitals

"More than a thousand union health care workers will strike on Nov. 18 at two hospitals in the CHI Franciscan Health system alleging unfair labor practices while their contract is being negotiated."

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Brittany Maynard, right-to-die advocate, ends her life

Brittany Maynard captivated millions via social media with her public decision to end her life. She died peacefully on Nov. 1 in her Portland home surrounded by friends and family. 

KING5.COM
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