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“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

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Microplastics in Drinking Water Don’t Threaten Human Health: WHO
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 22, 2019
A new report finds no evidence of a current danger from microplastics, but the World Health Organization urges further research.
Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Flint Linked to Low Chlorine Levels in Water
Ashley Yeager | Feb 6, 2018
New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.
Drugging the Environment
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UV Light Doesn’t Fully Purify
Jef Akst | Jan 28, 2015
Using ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water may simply drive bacteria to dormancy, rather than kill them.
Toledo Water Back On After Toxic Scare
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2014
Citizens of Ohio’s fourth-largest city can drink from the tap again, but the root causes of the Lake Erie algal blooms that shut off the flow for two days remain.