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WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. After years of pronouncements from on high, including the fight to limit big, sugary drinks, the city's health department is shifting priorities under its newest...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's new health commissioner isn't interested in being a nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. Dr. Mary Bassett is listening to the city's diverse communities and tailoring programs to tackle specific health issues and life expectancy disparities. It's a...
ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said. Meanwhile, Emory University Hospital planned to hold a news...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been...
A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia: "...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report...
The new president of the yet-to-be-built teaching hospital on the U-T campus says she's excited about the facility, but even more excited about the staff. Vasquez says she's looking forward to attracting promising medical students to Austin and keeping them here. "The literature...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote. The Democrat, who is in a tough re-election...