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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
2 Sep 2014 at 11:30am
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola
16 Sep 2014 at 9:25pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Food companies' U.S. calorie-cutting pledge could stall: researchers
16 Sep 2014 at 9:08pm
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A campaign by 16 of the world's largest food and beverage companies to dramatically cut the number of calories sold in the United States may have stalled after initial success, researchers reported on Wednesday. The companies, including Campbell Soup and PepsiCo, announced in January that they had collectively sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than in 2007. The drop - 10.6 percent, or 78 calories per person per day - was hailed as an important contribution to the nation's fight against obesity. ...
Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control'
16 Sep 2014 at 8:00pm
Atlanta (AFP) - President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people.
Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage
16 Sep 2014 at 7:54pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centered in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The depth of the earthquake was 50 km and there was no risk of a tsunami, it added. Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan. A Japan Atomic official said there have been no irregularities at the 1. ...
GAO report warns of security risks in U.S. healthcare website
16 Sep 2014 at 7:24pm
(Reuters) - HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's health insurance exchange, has security and privacy protection vulnerabilities, a U.S. government watchdog reported on Tuesday, nearly a year after the website's troubled rollout. The General Accounting Office (GAO) said that despite steps taken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for security and privacy protection, weaknesses remain in the processes used for managing information security and privacy. The GAO also identified issues regarding the technical implementation of IT security controls. ...
Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
16 Sep 2014 at 7:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud
16 Sep 2014 at 6:44pm
DETROIT (AP) ? A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
16 Sep 2014 at 5:54pm
By Jeff Mason and James Harding Giahyue ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. "The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better," Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "But, right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. ...
U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
16 Sep 2014 at 4:43pm
By Jeff Mason ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus. Democratic and Republican lawmakers pledged increased support for efforts to contain the virus that has killed nearly 2,500 people out of almost 5,000 cases in West Africa. ...
Watch: Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Urges Action From Congress
16 Sep 2014 at 4:24pm
U.S. government is planning new aid to Ebola-ravaged West Africa.
Watch: Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Demands Action from Congress
16 Sep 2014 at 4:03pm
Federal Government is planning new aid to Ebola-ravaged West Africa.
American waistlines get bigger and bigger
16 Sep 2014 at 3:39pm
Washington (AFP) - The average American's waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about one inch (2.5 centimeters) of belly fat among the general public from 1999 to 2012, researchers said Tuesday.
5 Ways You Change When You Hang Out With Dr. Oz
16 Sep 2014 at 3:39pm
Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag upgrade is always in order, am I right?). But when you begin to work for Dr. Mehmet Oz, world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon and healthy lifestyle guru, the changes you make are a little out of the...
Why Do You Eat the Food You Eat?
16 Sep 2014 at 3:35pm
What we eat and don't eat is largely a result of what group we belong to," according to an article titled Food and Ethnic Identity, by Robert A. Leonard Ph.D. and Wendy J. Saliba, MA,MBA.I met Dr. Leonard when we sat next to each other at a dinner at Hofstra University for the instructors of the Hofstra Continuing Education (CE) program....