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JMU Latest Virginia School To Report Mumps Case

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Officials at James Madison University say one student has been treated for the mumps. JMU is the latest school in Virginia to report a case of the contagious viral infection, according to the Associated Press.

Officials are advising students to take precautions and to stay home if they are sick to avoid spreading the illness.

The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth issued similar advisories last month after several cases of the mumps were confirmed on their campuses.

Central Shenandoah Health District director Dr. Doug Larsen tells The Daily News-Record that the virus thrives on college and university campuses due to the large number of people who live in close quarters or share items like drinks and lip balm.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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