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  • San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support

    San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support
    The 18-year-old student at San Diego State University stricken with meningococcal meningitis remains on life support as doctors look for possible “recipients [for] some of her vital organs,” the university said late Friday. A statement...
  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. ...
  • Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests

    Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests
    During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
  • Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves

    Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves
    Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician. When cases...
  • 'Real Housewives' Danielle Staub: Chris Stilianessis says she used his baby's illness for revenge

    Chris Stilianessis has learned a lot about Danielle Staub from watching "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" this season. Viewers will remember Stilianessis as the father who invited Danielle to a benefit for his baby daughter, who was fighting a rare...
  • Mild flu could hit harder in the fall

    Mild flu could hit harder in the fall
    The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
  • Movie review: Lymelife -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Lymelife -- 4 out of 5 stars
    A nearly perfect cast more than compensates for the over familiarity of elements of Lymelife, the umpteenth coming-of-age drama to roll out of Indiewood in recent years. Derick Martini's film has the gangly, awkward boy crushing on the cute girl next...
  • Men: Become a Sexy Senior

    Men: Become a Sexy Senior
    Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
  • 'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'

    'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'
    Curiosities of Literature A Feast for Book Lovers John Sutherland Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95 This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
  • 'Therapy' by Sebastian Fitzek

    'Therapy' by Sebastian Fitzek
    In Sebastian Fitzek's wildly implausible but mesmerizing mystery thriller, "Therapy," the fragmented chapters wheel and turn in unpredictable directions, the reader always plunging after a narrator who disappears around the corner. Four years after his...
  • Washing Kids' Hands Can Keep Everyone Healthy

    Washing Kids' Hands Can Keep Everyone Healthy
    Some people are going to fairly great lengths to avoid infection with H1N1 influenza. But the best way to curb respiratory illnesses is to keep little hands clean. Very little hands. And very clean. Scientists at the Cochrane Library looked at 51 studies...