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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

A area that was used to treat Ebola virus patients forming part of the Lumley Government Hospital, where medical doctor Olivet Buck worked before contracting the Ebola virus and passing away on Saturday near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Sierra Leone accused the…

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

A sign showing directions to the Lumley Government Hospital, where medical doctor Olivet Buck worked before contracting the Ebola virus and passing away on Saturday, near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday …

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

A barricaded door at the Lumley Government Hospital, that was closed after medical doctor Olivet Buck contracted the Ebola virus and died on Saturday near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being “sluggi…

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo. The US strategy in fighting Ebola is two-pronged…

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.

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Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

CHICAGO — An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin- and painkiller-abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives’ prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats.

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No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

School meal standards try to micromanage every aspect of what’s served to children.

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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.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. Th…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a White-faced Ibis forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. T…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and a Egret forage for food in a rice field of the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of mig…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of Long-Billed Dowitchers fly low over the water of a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of White-Faced Ibis forage for food in a recently harvested rice field that is being refilled with water on the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-si…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Ring-billed Gulls, three on the left, and Caspian Terns, right, are seen in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrat…

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California company issues partial tomato recall

California company issues partial tomato recall

Recall includes some salad kits sold in Arizona.

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The myth of low-fat diets

The myth of low-fat diets

Challenge: Consider what you're eating, who benefits from adherence to "conventional wisdom."

September 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

'Meatless Monday' is not an evil vegetarian plot

The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays.

September 12, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Talking to your kids about vegetarianism

My son would eat fish, but not the ones he'd just caught.

September 11, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

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