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  • We don't need trans fats -- or even nastier stuff in our food

    We don't need trans fats -- or even nastier stuff in our food
    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...
  • In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early

    In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early
    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...
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East
    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...
  • Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn

    Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn
    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...
  • Aid workers struggle to reach victims of Philippines typhoon

    Aid workers struggle to reach victims of Philippines typhoon
    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...
  • Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

    Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan
    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...
  • William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease

    William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease
    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...
  • Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    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...
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden is charged with murder

    Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden is charged with murder
    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. Dr. Shakil...
  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    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...
  • Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

    Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis
    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....