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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Gorillas in Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2013. Great apes like the gorilla have become increasingly threatened by the expansion of palm oil production in Africa. Brent Stirton/WWF/Canon/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

Particles of H5N1 virus — a particularly dangerous type of bird flu that can infect people — attack lung cells. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?

New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

AIDS drugs line a pharmacy's shelves. A new recommendation from the World Health Organization suggests a daily anti-HIV pill for men who have sex with men. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?

Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

A photo from 1969 shows Nashville Tennessean Editor John Seigenthaler as he testifies at a Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Seigenthaler died Friday at 86. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

Seigenthaler worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.

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