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Cancer: counting too much on bad luck theory

Cancer: counting too much on bad luck theory

Be smart about unnecessary risks. Nudge the odds in your favor.

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California measles outbreak is up to 87 cases in 7 states, Mexico

LOS ANGELES — Officials have now confirmed at least 87 cases of measles in seven states and Mexico, as the outbreak centered in California continues to spread.

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Carrie Atwood, an entomological technician with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, sorts and counts dead captured mosquitoes in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if Briti…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Brittany Mariscal, an entomological technician with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, sorts and counts dead captured mosquitoes under a microscope in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in th…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito feeds on the arm of Emilio Posada, the Upper Keys supervisor for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, in Key Largo, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if Bri…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Jason Garcia, a field inspector with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, tests a sprayer that could be used in the future to spray pesticides to control mosquitos in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be …

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

A genetically modified Aedes aegypti is shown in Oxitec’s lab. Researchers may release millions in Key West, Fla.

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DNA-altered mosquitoes may be released in Florida

DNA-altered mosquitoes may be released in Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

January 25, 2015 10:54 am Photos

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors arrive at the main entrance to the Disney theme parks, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children to…

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy peo…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young t…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A vendor holds balloons at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, …

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jane Szalkowski poses with her 6-month old granddaughter, Livia Simon, who is currently under a measles quarantine as a precaution in Oakland, Calif. The baby visited a doctor's office earlier this month where a child with measles was diagnosed. In …

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Elizabeth Orsini takes pictures of her hairband with the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been va…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

January 22, 2015 4:47 pm Photos

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors follow Mickey Mouse for photos at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif., where a major measles outbreak has been traced.

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The deadly truth about 'healthy obesity'

The deadly truth about 'healthy obesity'

Here’s a cold dose of reality for people telling themselves that their extra pounds aren’t harming them: Contrary to 2013 research linking extra weight to a lowered risk of mortality, there’s really no such thing as “healthy obesity.”

January 19, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…

The fine art of complaining in a restaurant

Well-run restaurants welcome constructive complaints.

January 16, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

Vets get zapped to ease PTSD

A veteran suffering from PTSD credits his recovery to something called magnetic resonance therapy.

January 13, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

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