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People may be getting sick in restaurants and it isn't from poorly prepared food. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United in Miami reported on Wednesday that almost 90 percent of restaurant workers do not have paid sick leave. In addition, the federal...
I wanted to write to thank fellow Huntington Beach residents who generously gave of their time and means to help impact thousands of hurting kids this Christmas. Together we were able to pack over 5,600 shoe boxes — filled with toys, school...
Tags: Yellow Fever , Vaccines, Flu, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Firearms
With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
The Directors Guild of America nominated two female documentarians, Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles") and Alison Klayman ("Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"), among three male directors for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries for 2012....
Tags: Kelsey Grammer, Ai Weiwei, Entertainment, AIDS, Movies
Tribune Washington BureauWASHINGTON -- Pledging to "put everything I’ve got into this," a somber President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Wednesday to approve an extensive package of gun control proposals that he said would help prevent mass shootings and reduce the...
The flu epidemic has invaded 48 states, overwhelming medical facilities, exhausting vaccine supplies, and killing 29 children and thousands of seniors. Both the problem and solution to this disaster hinge on how we relate to animals raised for food....
A "heroin epidemic" in the region has caused or contributed to the deaths of more than 80 people in Will County in the past two years, a county official said after a New Lenox man was charged last week with drug-induced homicide. "The purity of heroin...
No one knows where the next deadly pandemic flu is likely to emerge. But a new analysis of flu surveillance and other data from a UCLA-led team suggests that coastal and central China and Egypt's Nile Delta might be areas worth watching. UCLA...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Researchers and computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University have devised a way to track cases of influenza across the United States using the microblogging site Twitter. Twitter is full of tweets about the flu, which has been...
FrameworkBrazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a...
Liz Smith"HEELS OR the combat boots? I know the heels are sexier and campy, but I feel better in the boots, and they are more Boy Scout-ish. I'm gonna go with the boots. Although I wonder what they are going to think when a Munchkin from "The Wizard of Oz" comes...
As a resident of downtown Baltimore, I'm struck by the amenities offered to the homeless ("Aid for street people failing," March 18). There are long lines in front of Health Care for the Homeless on the Fallsway, and it appears My Sister's Place across...
Tags: Social Issues, Homelessness
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