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Friday Roundup

submitted March 21, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Diseases once thought eradicated reappear in the U.S. from PBS Newshour
On March 7, the New York City Department of Health issued a warning about an outbreak of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx and urged all New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles. Canadian officials joined the call for vaccination on March 14, after five new measles cases were confirmed in British Columbia.

NYC: HIV no longer in top 10 causes of death from WABC
There's good news in the fight against AIDS. For the first time in more than 30 years, it is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in New York City.

Visual arts forge connections among artists, churches and communities from Episcopal News Service
When ceramic artist Linda Vonderschmidt LaStella joined St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Metuchen, New Jersey, she was encouraged to join The Arts at St. Luke’s. But when she attended meetings, “the only things spoken about were performance and music,” she recalled. “At the end of each meeting, I’d go, ‘Where are the ‘visuals’?”

Ancient skeleton is the earliest case of cancer yet detected from BBC News
Researchers have discovered the earliest confirmed case of cancer in a young man who lived in ancient Egypt. The discovery of a diseased skeleton dating back to around 1,200 BC was made at the Amara West site in northern Sudan.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!