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  • U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen....
  • Sensory room in Lisle aimed at helping developmentally disabled

    Sensory room in Lisle aimed at helping developmentally disabled
    After Jeffery Lubejko spent a half-hour in a darkened room with glowing neon bubble tubes, a pulsing chair, music touch pads and a giant vibrating stuffed ladybug, his father said he noticed a change in his autistic son. "All of a sudden he's a...
  • 'Apes' makes for a compelling, if predictable, summer sci-fi epic

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is an action-packed epic, a moving sci-fi allegory rendered in broad, lush strokes by the latest state of the computer animator's art. Yes, you will believe a chimp can talk, ride a horse and fire a machine gun. These...
  • Smallpox vials from 1950s found in U.S. lab storage room

    CHICAGO/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Stray vials of the deadly smallpox virus from the 1950s have been discovered at a federal lab near Washington, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday, the second lapse discovered in a month involving a deadly pathogen at a...
  • Doctors should do more to encourage flu shots during pregnancy: study

    NEW YORK - (Reuters Health) - Most doctors do not recommend flu shots to their pregnant patients, who are more likely to develop serious complications if they do get the flu, according to a new report. In the review of past studies, researchers also...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • 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...
  • France's Valls urges end to strike at 'sinking' ferry group SNCM

    PARIS (Reuters) - Workers at France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM must end their strike and let the troubled company undergo a restructuring to secure its future, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday. Loss-making SNCM, whose unions have been on...
  • 40% of homes now without a landline

    40% of homes now without a landline
    More than 40 percent of U.S. households have disconnected from telephone landlines and use only cellular phones, according to a recent study. Preliminary results from the National Health Interview Survey show that the number of cellular-only homes...
  • Still have a land line? 128 million don't. Here's who's going wireless

    Still have a land line? 128 million don't. Here's who's going wireless
    The number of Americans living in households without traditional land-line telephones continues to grow, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the second half of 2013, 41% of U.S. households relied solely on a...
  • Hallan muestras de erradicada viruela en depósito de laboratorio de EEUU

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Autoridades de salud de Estados Unidos anunció el hallazgo de ampollas de viruela de la década de 1950 en un laboratorio federal cerca de Washington. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) de Estados...