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Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Four deaths among 28 people infected in 10 states, including Arizona.

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Caramel apples linked to 5 listeria-related deaths

Caramel apples linked to 5 listeria-related deaths

Arizona is among 10 states reporting illnesses.

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Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays aren’t known as a time of alcoholic restraint.

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High-dose flu vaccine found more effective for elderly

PITTSBURGH — Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.

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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

In this Oct. 16 file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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European court rules obesity can be a disability

LONDON — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.

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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

ALBANY, N.Y. — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.

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A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection

Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as “the Berlin patient” have failed, and all six patients died.

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Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end u…

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Quinoa dish: a side or tasty main

Quinoa dish: a side or tasty main

The first time I heard of quinoa was more than 14 years ago. I was at a bustling little restaurant called Le Loup Blanc in Paris. The menu was plug-and-play — pick a meat, then fill out your plate with a selection of sides. Think upscale table-service cafeteria with crammed-quarters, French …

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

The genesis of onion soup is unclear, but some attribute the version we know today to a French king.

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

This undated photo courtesy of chef Melissa d’Arabian shows Healthy Plate columnist d’Arabian. The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. (AP Photo/Courtesy Melissa d’Arabian, Tina Rupp)

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