| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Of all the restrictions on food the Food and Drug Administration could propose, a rule that would, in effect, eliminate artificial trans fats is probably one of the easiest regulations to accomplish these days.
The partially hydrogenated oils, which...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so.
Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:39 AM
MANILA -- Four days after Typhoon Haiyan blew away their homes and livelihoods, most Philippine victims remain in far-flung flooded coastal communities where they so far have been unable to obtain assistance, aid workers say.
The United Nations on...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport...
| Nov 17, 2013
In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:44 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A local Pakistani government handed down murder charges this week against a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, a move that could worsen already strained ties between Washington and Islamabad.
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:46 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....