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

    Vaccine avoidance draws increasing criticism

    Measles appeared to be beaten 15 years ago but the anti-vaccine movement, which largely traces to a 1998 report that was later shown to be fraudulent and retracted, took hold.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Mental health becoming part of overall health at Seattle Schools

    Mental health is now being treated at many Seattle schools along with physical health 

    KUOW-FM

    Disneyland says unvaccinated kids should stay away

    The amusement park points to the risks from California's measles outbreak.

    THE GUARDIAN (UK)

    Researchers trying to ID cause of paralysis outbreak among U.S. children

    More than 100 children have polio-like symptoms in an arm or leg.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Stanford scientists make progress with Alzheimer's medicine

    Scientists at Stanford University got promising results when they injected mice with a medicine to prevent and even cure Alzheimer's disease. 

    TELEGRAPH (UK)

    Personality tests: A way to help doctors treat you?

    Some evidence indicates differences in health based on personality traits.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    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)
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