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  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
  • Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked

    Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded a recall of ground turkey after more batches tested positive for Salmonella. Cargill issued a voluntary recall of over 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday after a test sample at an...
  • 'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role

    'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role
    Women who have their cholesterol checked only to be taken aback at an oddly high level of HDL or LDL might want to check the calendar. Was the appointment at the latter end of the menstrual cycle? The beginning? Their estrogen level at the time might be a...
  • Tanning: A bad habit or an addiction?

    Tanning: A bad habit or an addiction?
    As swimming pools close their gates and the weather becomes too cool for the beach, some of the most fervent sun lovers are flocking to tanning beds to preserve their summertime color. Many are aware of the health risks. Though any form of ultraviolet...
  • Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions

    Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions
    Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among U.S. baby boys appears to be declining. A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in...
  • Circumcision push starts in Africa

    Circumcision push starts in Africa
    Circumcision programs are slowly beginning to be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in hopes of reducing the toll of HIV infections in the area, researchers said at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Some predicted that more than 4 million new HIV...
  • Colonoscopies not the gold standard?

    Colonoscopies not the gold standard?
    Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years. "Just...
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
  • Recall: Frozen mice used to feed reptiles

     
    From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The FDA warns people who may have bought frozen mice from Biggers and Callaham, doing business as MiceDirect, that the products, used as food for reptiles, may be contaminated with salmonella. Because children,...
  • Motion-picture fund broke law in transferring nursing-home residents, state says

     
    In a rebuke of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, state inspectors concluded that fund administrators violated state law when they transferred dozens of residents out of the charity’s beleaguered nursing home last year. The California Department...
  • Study: Child-Safety Seat Laws Effective at Reducing Injury

     
    Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death in young children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, many of these fatalities can be prevented with the use of child-safety seats, according to recent research. A study....