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Plague: Are amoebae safe harbors?

Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water, and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New research shows that plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis, not only survive but thrive and replicate once ingested by an amoeba. The discovery could help scientists understand why plague outbreaks can smolder, stay dormant for years, and re-emerge with a vengeance.

Unsafe Habits Associated with Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

According to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many parents still regularly risk their babies' lives as they put them to bed. Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continued to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths , including sudden infant death syndrome ( SIDS ).