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Study: Suspected vampires' graves excavated in Poland

The dead were buried with sharp sickles across their throats meant to sever their heads if they tried to rise as vampires to prey on the living. Rocks were propped beneath their chins to keep them from biting.

November 26, 2014 3:54 pmLoading…

Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood “pre-cancer” — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetimes that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing thes…

November 26, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

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Sometimes having anemia can be a good thing

For years we've been told that anemia and iron deficiency are nothing short of evil.

November 25, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

CDC study: As of 2011, two-thirds of those diagnosed were forgoing treatment.

November 25, 2014 12:48 pmLoading…
Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

A Google-owned company developed a spoon to make it easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat.

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Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?

When I signed up for surgery, it didn't seem like I had a whole lot of choice.

November 14, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Robinson: CDC might want to get its stories straight

Robinson: CDC might want to get its stories straight

Do that and we'll all promise not to panic about Ebola.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Thai chicken kabobs with brown rice

This spicy Thai treat is easy to make using a good quality Thai peanut sauce. My secret for cooking these kabobs is to leave about ¼ inch between the ingredients on kabob skewers. This gives the heat a chance to reach all around the food. If you have short skewers, use a few more.

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BC-AP News Digest 7 am

BC-AP News Digest 7 am

A man walks in the street after police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marcher…

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Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

June 02, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Diabetes Quick Fix: Veal Roll-Ups with Parmesan Beans and Tomatoes

Veal rolls are a popular dish in Emilia-Romagna, a rich and fertile area of Northern Italy where veal is a specialty. Serve them with easy parmesan beans and tomatoes.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Steak dish shows off Korean flavors

Steak plays an important role in Korean cooking, unlike other Asian cuisines. Invading Mongols brought beef to Korea in the Middle Ages. Rice cooked with spinach and bean sprouts is another Korean staple. I have adapted these recipes to showcase the intriguing flavors of Korean cooking while…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Vatican: Benedict XVI too weary to remain pope

LONDON (AP) — When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He's now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences.

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