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  • Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'

    Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'
    Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame has suffered another mini-stroke, his second in a little less than a year.  "Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke," he wrote Monday on Twitter. "Hopefully that will be the last....
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

    The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time. Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
  • Risk models tested to predict breast, ovarian, endometrial cancers

    Risk models tested to predict breast, ovarian, endometrial cancers
    Women, wouldn’t you like to know your precise risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer? And wouldn’t you like to know what changes you could make in your life to reduce that risk? Researchers from the...
  • NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections

    More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
  • Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?

    Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?
    At the center of a dispute over whether a Texas hospital can keep a brain-dead woman on life support is a 21-week-old fetus. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband, Erick, discovered her lying unconscious on their kitchen floor in the...
  • Congress: Do your job

    Congress: Do your job
    With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
  • Some alternate Chicago Humanities Festival highlights

    Some alternate Chicago Humanities Festival highlights
    The Chicago Humanities Festival kicks off a strong lineup for its fall festival next Sunday — a program so strong that tickets have already sold out for several events, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize talks with Chimamanda Ngozi...
  • The Crowd: On a mission to help the Mission

    The Crowd: On a mission to help the Mission
    It is an annual tradition that is part of the cultural and religious history of California. More importantly, it is an event that attracts a wide variety of O.C. citizens who feel a strong connection to Mission San Juan Capistrano. Romance of the...
  • Lab-grown blood vessels made with less ado

    Lab-grown blood vessels made with less ado
    Some blood vessels don't show up on circulatory system diagrams, or even in the plain light of a laboratory lamp. These are microscopic, forming networks at the ends of the system, feeding living tissue with nutrients and carrying off wastes. Because...
  • GOP shutdown meme: Democrats hate people

    Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda. As...
  • Number of Marylanders furloughed in doubt

    Federal agencies keep track of popcorn production and wallpaper sales, but figuring out exactly how many government employees have been furloughed by the shutdown in a state turns out to be a tricky task. Estimates of the number of Marylanders furloughed...