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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October. But the commercially produced variety can have a ...

UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of health said it ...

In a Nov. 21, 2014 photo taken from video, Blake Roberts, 10, uses a marker to color on a piece of paper at his home in Howell, Mich. Blake wandered away from his home several years ago before being found safe. Blake’s mother, Kelly Roberts, is a proponent of police officers and other first responders taking autism awareness classes, because they are increasingly likely to come into contact with someone with autism spectrum disorder. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

Retired officer gives autism safety talk across US

A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 68 American children is affected by autism spectrum disorder, and research indicates ...

Best Director - Motion Picture - Angelina Jolie, Unbroken

Chicken pox keeps Jolie from 'Unbroken' promotions

Angelina Jolie is reluctantly calling in sick for "Unbroken" promotional duty. Universal Pictures said Friday that Jolie is suffering from "a mild bout of chicken pox" that will keep her from making public appearances in the coming days to support the film, which she directed. "Unbroken," about former Olympian Louis ...

Julietta Losoyo, right, a Registered Nurse at the San Diego Public Health Center gives Derek Lucero a whooping cough injection while in his fathers Leonel's arms as his brother Iker, 2, looks on, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 in San Diego. California is battling the worst whooping cough epidemic recorded in the state in seven decades.  State officials place much of the blame on a vaccine introduced in the 1990s that researchers say doesn't seem to be working as well as expected. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

California battles whooping cough epidemic

California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Doctors emphasize that the inoculation has led to fewer deaths than in the past and in instances where people ...

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