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Women’s 800: Caster Semenya Takes Gold in Comfortable Fashion

Runner's World Headlines - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 19:37

The South African runner dominates the final, making a surge on the last turn to set a national record.

Men’s 1500: Matthew Centrowitz Gets First U.S. Gold Since 1908

Runner's World Headlines - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 19:19

The tactically savvy American held off a field full of former Olympic medalists.

The Beat, and the Bug Spray, Go On in South Beach Despite Zika Threat

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 15:22

There was some worry, but not enough to dim the party atmosphere. Said one man: “Maybe it’s only a problem if there’s a big swarm. I’m pretty chill.”

The First U.S. Gold Medal in Triathlon, Thanks to a Great Run

Runner's World Headlines - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 14:35

Gwen Jorgensen pulled away in the final miles of the 10K run portion of the event.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Natural Cure for Lyme Disease

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 14:28

Infections have surged, and an out-of-whack ecosystem may be to blame.

Opinion: Zika: The Millennials’ S.T.D.?

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 13:30

Zika could threaten my generation’s ability to have healthy children.

Editorial: A Yellow Fever Epidemic Made Worse by a Vaccine Shortage

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 13:30

Like other outbreaks, this one has exposed glaring weaknesses in how the world confronts infectious diseases.

For Runners Involved in Viral Moment, the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Runner's World Headlines - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 13:06

Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin have spent days talking about their collision—and its aftermath.

Why Do You Want a Pet? Can You Afford It?

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 04:01

The question of whether to get a pet is more complex than you’d think. The needs of the animal are as important as the needs of the owner, experts say.

Poor Sanitation Persisted at U.N. Missions Long After Haiti Cholera Crisis

New York Times - Health - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:05

Years after the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti, auditors found unaddressed public health lapses at the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission there and at other missions.

Men’s 4 x 100 Relay: Jamaican Squad Gives Bolt Ninth Gold Medal

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:14

United States team disqualified after appearing to take bronze.

Women’s 4 x 100 Relay: U.S. Repeats, Giving Felix Fifth Gold

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:07

A day after a botched handoff, the Americans find redemption.

Women’s 5,000: Vivian Cheruiyot Upsets 10K Champ for the Gold

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 20:06

Almaz Ayana tried to run away with it but couldn’t answer a late surge by two Kenyans.

Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Travel to Active Zika Zone in Miami Beach

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 19:57

Federal health officials issued a broad advisory after Florida identified five new infections from local transmissions and a second active Zika zone.

U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:19

Days after acknowledging its role in Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak, the United Nations is weighing who will pay for the infrastructure necessary to end the epidemic.

What We Know and What We Don’t Know About the Zika Cases in South Florida

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:03

Thirty-six people have caught the Zika virus in southern Florida, but no one knows how large an area is affected or how long the danger will last.

U.S. Officials Move to End Duplicate Health Care Coverage

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 17:35

The government says tens of thousands of people are enrolled in Medicaid even as they receive federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Public Health: Obamacare Options? In Many Parts of Country, Only One Insurer Will Remain

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 16:52

Plan failures and the recent decision by some of the largest companies to exit markets are leaving large ar