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World Mar 11

Japan ‘the Most Prepared Place in the World’ for a Tsunami

For many viewers, the photos and video from Japan Friday brought back images of the 2004 tsunami disaster in Indonesia -- debris-clogged water flooding streets, sweeping away houses and leaving destruction behind. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami in…

Health Mar 08

‘Diabetes Belt’ Encircles Southern U.S.

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control estimate, and that number could expand to one-third of the U.S. population by 2050 if obesity and other trends continue. The…

Health Feb 16

Study: Dwarfism Gene May Offer Protection From Cancer, Diabetes

Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre, with members of an Ecuadorian family with Laron syndrome (photo courtesy Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre) An extended family in the remote Ecuadorian Andes has been blessed, and cursed, with a rare genetic tradeoff. Members of the family carry…

Health Nov 10

A Look at Cigarette Warnings Around the World

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packages and ads on Wednesday. The new labels will be much bigger and more graphic than what U.S. consumers are used to seeing: They'll cover half of the…

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