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  • Am I cooking with trans fats? Common grocery items contain them

    Am I cooking with trans fats? Common grocery items contain them
    The FDA announced Thursday it was moving to eliminate added trans fats from processed food, and you may be surprised how many foods -- common pantry items -- will be affected. Even though most manufacturers of processed foods containing trans fats have...
  • Matt Lauer and Al Roker undergo prostate exams on 'Today'

    Matt Lauer and Al Roker undergo prostate exams on 'Today'
    And you thought your morning was rough. Matt Lauer and Al Roker received prostate exams Thursday on "Today" in an effort to build awareness around prostate cancer. Lauer's urologist, Dr. David Samadi, oversaw both procedures, which took about 35...
  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
  • Arusha, Tanzania: If you go

    THE BEST WAY TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on KLM, Turkish and Emirates. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $2,208, including taxes and fees. A Tanzania visa is required for U.S. citizens and can...
  • FX orders 'The Strain' from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

    FX orders 'The Strain' from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    FX has placed an order for "The Strain," a drama series from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan that will be based on their trilogy of novels. Del Toro and Hogan, who co-wrote the pilot, will be executive producers of the project, along with writer/...
  • Q&A: What are trans fats anyway, and why are they so bad?

    Q&A: What are trans fats anyway, and why are they so bad?
    What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply? These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digestĀ  Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
  • FDA trans fat ban: Proposal makes clear no amount is safe

    FDA trans fat ban: Proposal makes clear no amount is safe
    The FDA announcement Thursday that it was moving to eliminate added trans fatĀ  from processed food means that microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, cookies and ready-to-use frostings are too much of a health risk. Yes, even that coffee...
  • Best way to cook stuffing? Experts offer Thanksgiving safety tips

     Best way to cook stuffing? Experts offer Thanksgiving safety tips
    With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety. Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or...
  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis

     AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis
    I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS. Lately, however, I've been...
  • Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test

    Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test
    Dozens of passengers on a weekend US Airways Express flight have been told to get tuberculosis tests and possible vaccinations after a passenger in a face mask was taken off of the plane in Phoenix. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health was...