How Ryan Lochte got ready for the Games, new flu causes worries, your West Nile questions answered and more of this week’s top news stories:
Health Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts Today
A new provision of the health reform law that makes preventive health services like contraception and HPV testing available for free went into effect on August 1. Read more
Ryan Lochte’s Olympic Training Included Beer Kegs
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte got fit for the London Games by including strongman exercises in his training, including dragging 400- to 500-pound boat chains and tossing 25-pound beer kegs over his head. Read more
Seal Flu: Next Pandemic Threat?
Could the next Bird Flu-type panic come from seals? According to researchers, a new and virulent subtype of flu bug has emerged among harbor seals in New England, and its causing some concern amongst epidemiologists. Read more