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  • Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall issued in 17 states after officials find listeria in Jensen Farms melon. Cantaloupe recall involves 300,000 cases of fruit typically with green-and-white or gray-yellow-green stickers.
    09/15/2011 06:23 pm

  • Culture Cafe Fall 2011 movie preview

    The 2011 Fall Movie Season is here, and we have your guide to all the films keeping you warm at the theater, complete with images, release dates, and our recommendations!
    09/12/2011 04:23 pm

  • Contagion: movie review

    'Contagion': a bio-thriller that comes off as a fright film, with a few quietly moving moments.
    09/09/2011 03:29 pm

  • Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:
    08/05/2011 08:02 pm

  • Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Cargill launched a voluntary recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey on Wednesday. The government’s investigation into the salmonella outbreak went through a lengthy research process in which results had to be confirmed.
    08/04/2011 09:40 pm

  • Movie industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back a lot

    Top movies in 2010 depicited far fewer smoking scenes than in 2005, especially films for kids and teens, a new report finds. Movie companies with antismoking policies cut tobacco scenes the most.
    07/14/2011 08:46 pm

  • Opinion Peace is profitable: time for the US to invest

    The US ranked an abysmally low 82 on the recent Global Peace Index. Unless America invests in the structures to promote peace, it will continue to find itself at war. The peace dividend is worth it: The world could have saved $8 trillion if it had been at peace last year.
    07/11/2011 11:20 am

  • Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.
    06/10/2011 02:59 pm

  • Why it's so hard to win the war against US oxycodone epidemic

    Oxycodone dispensers are protected. Abusers are hard to ID. And the drug claims more lives than cocaine, heroin, meth.
    06/01/2011 12:30 pm

  • Zombie apocalypse CDC campaign crashes website

    Zombie apocalypse CDC: The Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a social media effort by the CDC's Public Health and Preparedness center to spread the word about the June 1 start of hurricane season.
    05/20/2011 10:34 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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