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Gaps in vaccine coverage have led to a spike in global measles cases, a new report says.

A man dubbed ‘Patient Zero’ spread measles from New York to Michigan’s Oakland County

Michigan's measles outbreak has been linked to the outbreak in New York City, due to a man who unknowingly traveled to Oakland County and had the disease.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.

What every 2020 presidential candidate has said about vaccines

In 2016, President Donald Trump falsely claimed vaccines are linked to autism on multiple occasions.
A nurse administers a flu vaccine in New York City.

America’s doctors warn Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing tech platforms, prompting outbreaks that can ‘debilitat...

US doctors are coming out in force, warning the world's biggest tech companies that fake news anti-vaxxers spread can be deadly.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacts as he speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France.

Facebook plans to tackle anti-vaccine misinformation by rejecting false ads and de-ranking harmful pages

Facebook is taking steps to address a flood of anti-vaccine misinformation on its platform.

These are the 10 healthiest countries in the world in 2019

Europe is leading the way with six of the top 10 healthiest countries and a new number one this year, according to a Bloomberg survey.
A child is vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella.

4 diseases that have been eliminated in the United States in the last 100 years

Some diseases (including measles and polio) have been eliminated in the United States. Here's a look at how they were wiped out.
Bill and Melinda Gates on their first trip to Africa in 1993.

Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates say four global health programs have saved millions of lives, but they're worried "death and disability" could be on the way.
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in a new advisory that e-cigs like the Juul are a danger to kids and teens.

The US surgeon general just issued a rare advisory about e-cigs like the Juul — here’s why vaping is so dangerous

In a rare national advisory, the top US public health figure warned of the dangers of e-cigarettes, focusing on vaping's effects on young people.
Now that Congress has passed the Farm Bill, legislation that could allow the legal growing of hemp, understanding the nuances of cannabis products is more important than ever.

A new law legalizes a key source of CBD, which is showing up in everything from lip balms to lotions. Here’s how it differs from marijuana-linke...

CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, or chemical compounds derived from the cannabis plant. Their uses and effects on the body, vary widely.