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Mon, 30 May 2016 17:53:44 EDT
Firing up the grill? Look for this on the label of your steak

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.

Mon, 30 May 2016 06:37:34 EDT
Many sunscreens contain lower SPF than labels claim, study finds

Nearly half of sunscreen products in the United States do not live up to the SPF claim on their bottles, according to a new study.

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Hot mess: The grossest health concerns of summer

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

Mon, 30 May 2016 07:36:10 EDT
The basic -- but often ignored -- rules of zoo safety

The killing of 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla Harambe to protect a 3-year-old boy who had slipped away from his mother and entered the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has galvanized social media and left many wondering who to blame: the mother or the zoo?

Mon, 30 May 2016 17:52:45 EDT
'We'd make the same decision,' zoo director says of shooting gorilla

Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Sunday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled.

Mon, 30 May 2016 17:52:32 EDT
After years in U.S., burned Iraqi boy hopes to help others

Nearly a decade ago, 4-year-old Youssif sullenly pushed grains of rice through his lips in the kitchen of our Baghdad bureau.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:09:00 EDT
Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson's

After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning according to his wife.

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:57:24 EDT
Henry Heimlich, 96, uses Heimlich maneuver for first time to save choking woman

Though he invented the technique in 1974, Dr. Henry Heimlich, now 96, used it for the first time to save a woman who was choking on a hamburger.

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:25:26 EDT
Doctors, professors: Postpone or move Olympics

The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.

Fri, 27 May 2016 20:12:03 EDT
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