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  • CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

    CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean
    A mosquito-borne virus usually restricted to Africa and Asia has been detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, with 10 confirmed cases on the French side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, U.S. authorities have warned. With the...
  • Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law

    Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law
    This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high

    Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
    The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely. Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
  • The Lyme disease battle

    The Lyme disease battle
    There is a subculture in America you may know little about. Its members are haunted by a slender, twisting, tick-borne germ known as Borrelia burgdorferi, the microbe responsible for Lyme disease, and they are trying desperately to warn us that we are all...
  • 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 digest  Thursday’s FDA action. Although...