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  • FX's 'The Strain' has creepy, old-fashioned fun with vampires

     FX's 'The Strain' has creepy, old-fashioned fun with vampires
    I found myself yelling a lot at the flat screen while watching the first four episodes of Guillermo del Toro's new horror series, "The Strain," which debuts on FX Sunday night. At first, I thought it a residual reaction from the hours spent watching the...
  • Talking TV: Good Old-Fashioned Horror with 'The Strain'

    Talking TV: Good Old-Fashioned Horror with 'The Strain'
    Just as the sexy hot vampires of "True Blood" do their final, um, lap on HBO, FX has debuted its first foray into horror: "The Strain." Co-created by genre pin-up boy Guillermo del Toro, "The Strain" is slimy, bloody, scary and at times pretty gross....
  • Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications

    Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications
    Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops. Now imagine being a soldier in Afghanistan, patrolling remote valleys with only the most basic form of communication: A radio that can transmit only to other soldiers...
  • Dos de cada cinco hogares estadounidenses tienen sólo teléfonos móviles: estudio

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El número de hogares en Estados Unidos que únicamente tiene teléfonos móviles está creciendo y el 41 por ciento de ellos no tenía líneas fijas en la segunda mitad de 2013, dijo el martes el Centro para el Control y la Prevención...
  • CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room

    CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
  • FX's 'The Strain' offers more gore than story

    At the same time "The Strain" was in development, a commercial in heavy rotation showed three catty middle-schoolers stalking a chubby guy on a diet. Whenever he contemplated a calorie-drenched monstrosity, they'd pipe in with a rapid-fire "Ew!"...
  • Law a lifesaver for allergy emergencies: My Word

    Within the past decade, the incidence of food allergies has skyrocketed. Food allergy cases have gone up 18 percent from 1997-2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With this increase in food allergy cases, there is an increase in the need...
  • Medical Homes Improve Quality, Lower Costs, But Challenges Remain

    The use of nationally certified medical homes to coordinate the care of Connecticut's Medicaid patients has led to improved quality, a 2 percent cut in per person costs, and a 32 percent increase in the number of participating providers during an 18-month...
  • We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]

    We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]
    New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 — and perhaps as early as 2 — and...
  • Pool chemical accidents can be avoided [Letter]

    We were saddened to hear of the accidental exposure of YMCA campers to excessive levels of pool chemicals at Camp Letts in Edgewater ("Anne Arundel campers sickened by chemicals in pool," July 9). With proper pool design, operation and maintenance, this...