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Vegas outbreak makes Nevada's syphilis rate highest in West
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Published in 1-3-2016
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Health officials say it's part of a national spike in cases tied to increased testing, a rise in anonymous sex tied to social media, and a less consistent use of condoms. Social media's link to syphilis in the gay community has prompted health officials to take their educational outreach directly to the websites and apps, in some cases creating profiles or buying advertisements. Caused ...>>
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Can the FBI force a company to break into its own products?
Technology
Published in 1-3-2016
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In a New York drug case that echoes the much higher-profile San Bernardino dispute, U.S. Magistrate James Orenstein has ruled the government doesn't have authority to make Apple pull information off a suspect's iPhone. Congress has resisted attempts over the years to extend that authority to tech companies like Apple, according to experts who have studied the law, known as the Communica ...>>
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US to renegotiate arms control rule for hacking tools
Technology
Published in 1-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration plans to renegotiate portions of an international arms control arrangement so it's simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software, since those technologies are also used to secure computer networks, a lawmaker says. On Monday, the co-chairman of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., issued a statemen ...>>
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NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data
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Published in 1-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) A Brooklyn jurist has scolded the government in a stinging rebuke of arguments it has used to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from its customers' iPhones, saying it's stretching a 1789 law to get "impermissibly absurd results." The New York case features a government request far less onerous for Apple and its cellphone technology; the extraction techni ...>>
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Colorado officials take key step in Gold King mine cleanup
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Published in 23-2-2016
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(AP) Officials in a Colorado town and county voted Monday to seek a Superfund designation to clean up dozens of old mines, including one that was the source of a massive spill in August that tainted rivers in three states. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inadvertently triggered a 3 million gallon spill from the Gold King on Aug. 5 while doing preliminary cleanup work, stepping up pressu ...>>
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Some victims in terror attack support efforts to hack iPhone
Technology
Published in 23-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge's order that Apple Inc. help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part of the terrorism investigation, a lawyer and others said Monday. The appeal from victim family members gives the Justice Department additional support in a case that has sparked a ...>>
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Seas are rising way faster than any time in past 2,800 years
Technology
Published in 23-2-2016
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An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. [...] the 1880s and the world's industrialization, the fastest seas rose was about 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 centimeters) a century, plus or minus a bit. [...] in the 20th century the world's seas rose 5.5 inches (14 centimeters). Since ...>>
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US-Brazil teams probe link between Zika and microcephaly
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Published in 23-2-2016
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JOAO PESSAO, Brazil (AP) Joint teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers will fan out across one of Brazil's poorest states Tuesday in search of mothers and infants for a study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with unusually small heads. Brazil's health minister, Marcelo Castro, says he is "absolutely sure" mosquito-borne Zika is responsible for ...>>
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Chinese phones go global after pushing aside Apple, Samsung
Technology
Published in 23-2-2016
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In the coming years, analysts forecast that these cheap Android phones with not-so-cheap features will likely attract more budget-conscious customers in Europe and even in Samsung's and Apple's home markets, South Korea and the United States. Along with premium hardware, Apple has tried to position its products as unique by offering software, services and apps that work only on Apple de ...>>
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Antarctica study: Iceberg nearly erases penguin population
Technology
Published in 16-2-2016
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A study recently published in the journal Antarctic Science says the B09B iceberg crashed with the Mertz Glacier Tongue and got stuck in Commonwealth Bay, an area that was rarely covered by sea-ice, making it ideal for Adelie penguin colonies. The B09B, with an area of about 1,120 square miles (2,900 square kilometers), blocked access to the penguins' natural feeding areas beginning in Decem ...>>
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Teen suicides in California city to be subject of US study
Technology
Published in 16-2-2016
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The team, which includes representatives from both the CDC and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has spent the last three months working with the county Public Health Department to gather data on suicides, suicide attempts and suicidal behavior among Santa Clara County youth. Six teenagers from Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University, killed themselves in both ...>>
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Doctors: Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika
Technology
Published in 16-2-2016
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Balza is a patient at the public University Hospital in Cucuta, at the epicenter of the Colombian outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Alarm over the Zika epidemic spreading across the Americas has been chiefly over birth defects, but frontline physicians believe a surge in Guillain-Barre cases may also be related. The syndrome typically strikes after a bacterial or viral infection, such a ...>>
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Palestinians renovate church at Jesus' birthplace
Technology
Published in 16-2-2016
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) After two years of painstaking work, experts have completed the initial phase of a delicate restoration project at the Church of the Nativity, giving a much-needed face-lift to one of Christianity's holiest sites. Despite its spiritual significance, the church was neglected for centuries and is listed as endangered by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. [. ...>>
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USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods
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Published in 16-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Retailers that accept food stamps would have to start stocking a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of consumers under proposed rules expected to be announced by the Agriculture Department on Tuesday. In 2014, Congress required the Agriculture Department to develop regulations to make sure that stores that accept food stamp dollars, now called the Supplemental Nutrit ...>>
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Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing
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Published in 9-2-2016
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Hospital executives say such a mandate would raise health care costs for patients, and that state lawmakers shouldn't constrain hospitals by dictating unnecessary and inflexible rules. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the mandate would add about $3 billion a year in costs statewide, said Dennis Whalen, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents hospitals, ...>>
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