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Follow recommendations on rise of antibiotic resistance

Follow recommendations on rise of antibiotic resistance

Now Congress must act on this long-neglected public health issue.

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Is that 'cool' tattoo safe?

Is that 'cool' tattoo safe?

Tattoos seem more popular than ever, but is that artistic ink dangerous to your health?

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Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares

Peanuts are one of the most common foods that trigger allergies in people, but a new study suggests that it’s not peanuts that are the problem — it’s the dry-roasting process.

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Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.

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Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Manuel Garcia Viejo, a Spanish priest who was diagnosed with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, is transferred from a military plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase in Spain.

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Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.

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Planned Parenthood ‘office visit’ via app gets you birth control

Planned Parenthood ‘office visit’ via app gets you birth control

SEATTLE — “Isn’t there an app for that?”

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Sierra Leone enacts massive Ebola isolation effort

Sierra Leone enacts massive Ebola isolation effort

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.

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Tardy US Ebola response demonstrates dangers of waiting

Tardy US Ebola response demonstrates dangers of waiting

US finally responds to Doctors Without Borders' March warning about Ebola.

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Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Little noticed is that low-income, foster kids benefit from new guidelines.

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'Meatless Monday' is not an evil vegetarian plot

The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays.

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Now I know why patients feel tortured

The nasogastric tube was killing me. It had been in place for 12 hours now.

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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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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.

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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. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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