Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Lindsey Bever

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Recent articles by Lindsey:

One-third of toddlers exposed to Zika in the womb suffer developmental problems, study says

Children born without microcephaly still suffered developmental problems, although some improved. → Read More

Officials Warn About 'Crypto', a Parasite That Can Live in a Pool For Days

Federal public health officials are urging people to take precautions to protect themselves against a microscopic parasite that can live for days in swimming pools and water playgrounds and cause severe intestinal problems. → Read More

CDC warns swimmers about ‘Crypto,’ a parasite that can live for days in pools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a rise in the number of outbreaks caused by the fecal parasite Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto.” → Read More

New HPV vaccine recommendation for people through age 45

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend HPV vaccination for women and men ages 27 through 45. → Read More

Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery

A massive fire broke out at a crude oil refinery in Philadelphia early Friday morning, rocking the area with explosions and shooting flames into the sky. There were no immediate reports of injuries, authorities said. The fire erupted shortly before 4 a.m. at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, which claims to be the largest oil refining complex on the East Coast, producing… → Read More

A starving polar bear that was seen scavenging for food in an industrial city has been captured

A polar bear, initially believed to have wandered hundreds of miles from the Arctic, instead may have been raised in captivity by pelt traders, experts say. → Read More

Think you know how a lightbulb works? Wait until you see this GE how-to video.

A how-to video from GE Lighting has gone viral, showing users how to reset C by GE lightbulbs. → Read More

A starving polar bear wandered into a city, scavenging for food hundreds of miles from home

A polar bear, described as sick and starving, wandered into the Russian city Norilsk, searching the streets and a local garbage dump for food, reports say. → Read More

A Trump supporter was arrested after smacking a reporter’s phone. ‘MAGA,’ a GOP lawmaker responded.

State Rep. Anthony Sabatini said he comments “MAGA” on all of the Sentinel’s coverage and wanted to push back on what he considered the news outlet’s “ridiculous” coverage of the rally. → Read More

Phoenix family who had guns pulled on them wants police officers fired, not a ‘half-apology’

Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper are calling for justice after police pulled weapons and threatened to shoot them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a bargain store, they say. → Read More

Magician drowns while attempting Houdini-inspired river escape

Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, was found dead in the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. → Read More

Watch Anderson Cooper’s heartbreaking eulogy to ‘Gloria Vanderbilt, my mom’

CNN's Anderson Cooper said his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, "died as she lived — on her own terms.” → Read More

A Houdini-inspired magician plunged into the Ganges River during a stunt and hasn’t resurfaced

Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, is feared dead after a stunt in the Ganges River in West Bengal, India. → Read More

A rare skin disease left a man isolated and alone. Surgery is helping to give him back his life.

Enrique Galvan, a 27-year-old from Paraguay, had surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center to remove large, heavy tumors caused by a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis. → Read More

Police called over mother breastfeeding her child at US public pool

Texas mum says she's "embarrassed and ashamed" after she was kicked out of a public pool for breastfeeding. → Read More

A mother was breast-feeding her child at a public pool. Then the police came.

Misty Daugereaux said she was ordered to leave a public pool after arguing for her right to breast-feed her 10-month-old son. → Read More

She tried to steal a newborn by impersonating a social worker, police say. She wound up in jail.

A woman allegedly impersonated a social worker to try to take a 1-week-old away from the mother, police say. She was charged with attempted kidnapping. → Read More

Couple who mysteriously died in Fiji texted family that they’d been ‘throwing up for 8 hours’

David and Michelle Paul, from Fort Worth, became ill during a trip to Fiji in May. Days later, both died. → Read More

Surgeons Opened a Patient's Skull to Remove Cancer, And Found an Unexpected Visitor

Doctors had broken the disheartening news to Rachel Palma, explaining that the lesion on her brain was suspected to be a tumor, and her scans suggested that it was cancerous. → Read More

Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.

Rachel Palma was told she most likely had a brain tumor. But during surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, doctors discovered it was a parasite. → Read More