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Former Contract Employee Sues Facebook Over PTSD - ten daily
25 Sep 2018 at 8:20pm

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Former Contract Employee Sues Facebook Over PTSD
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Selena Scola worked as a Facebook content moderator for less than nine months before she developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Scola who was a contract employee for the social media giant is now suing her former workplace for failing to protect her ...
Health: Can Social Media Cause PTSD? Former Facebook Moderator Sues For Mental TraumaBrinkwire (press release)
Content Moderator Sues Facebook After Developing PTSDPCMag UK (bl...

Gene editing could eliminate mosquitoes, but is it a good idea? - CNN
25 Sep 2018 at 6:25pm

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Gene editing could eliminate mosquitoes, but is it a good idea?
CNN
(CNN) Researchers have rendered a population of mosquitoes in a lab sterile using the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 by homing in on a specific target in insect DNA -- the doublesex gene -- raising the possibility of eradicating disease-carrying species ...
Malaria 'breakthrough': Disease-carrying mosquitoes wiped out in major lab experimentFox News
Buggin' out: Breakthrough research could lead to malaria eradicationNew York Da...

The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches - ABC News
25 Sep 2018 at 2:02pm

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The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches
ABC News
Last weekend, rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts because he was suffering from a case of the flu, his representatives confirmed. It was a reminder that flu season, which took a big toll last year, is near again. "We can see influenza all year ...
Don't wait to get a flu shot, doctors urgeTribune-Review
AstraZeneca Ships FLUMISTŪ QUADRIVALENT Vaccine in the US for 2018-2019 Flu SeasonBusiness Wire (press release)
Do...

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says - CNN
25 Sep 2018 at 10:53am

CNN

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says
CNN
(CNN) Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and ...
Number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013USA TODAY
Syphilis Cases Surge Among US Newborns, Reaching 20-Year HighLive Science
Number of Infants Born With ...

Traces of an Ancient Virus in Our Genes May Play a Role in Addiction - Live S...
25 Sep 2018 at 8:19am

Live Science

Traces of an Ancient Virus in Our Genes May Play a Role in Addiction
Live Science
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, our ancestors were infected by a retrovirus. Now, some researchers think that that virus' ancient genetic traces still present in some people's genomes are silently promoting addictive behavior. Genetic traces of a ...
Drug Addicts More Likely to Have Ancient Virus in Their GenomeNewsweek
An ancient virus may be responsible for some addictive behaviorsNew Atlas
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