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GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Released

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. »


19 Flu-Related Deaths in Delaware

The flu outbreak has caused 19 deaths in Delaware this season, officials said. »


Hospital Braces for Possible Nurses Strike

Some 500 nurses who work at the Pocono Medical Center in the Lehigh Valley are set to go on strike on Feb. 1 after eight weeks of bargaining between the nurses' union and the hospital fell through. »

Jefferson Scientists Find Clues to Safer Asthma Drug

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have identified a promising new drug target that points the way to a second generation of asthma treatments. »

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. »


Walnuts Improve Brain Function: Study

Research done by UCLA shows that anti-oxidants in walnuts improve functions such as memory, concentration and processing speed. »

Word Choice on Twitter Measures a Community's Vital Signs

140 characters can say a lot about a community's well-being. »


Exercise Suggestion Time 'Unrealistic': Research

Some fitness experts suggest 150 minutes of weekly exercise, but new research shows that's unrealistic. »

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken... »

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