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Dec 19, 2014 09:38AM

Dec 19, 2014 09:38AM

Rio de Janeiro preparations on track: mayor

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are on track and facilities are set to be delivered on time, the mayor of host city Rio de Janeiro said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the main hurdles to preparations had been overcome and there should be no problem meeting deadlines if work continues at the current pace. "It's never a comfortable situation, but things are quite up-to-speed," Paes told reporters in Rio. "We have full control of the process now. ...

Dec 19, 2014 09:35AM

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Dec 19, 2014 09:29AM

Wall Street edges up to extend weekly gains

Man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Friday, extending gains after the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years was sparked by the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement.

Dec 19, 2014 09:14AM

In overweight kids, some exercises can strain feet

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - In overweight children, exercise can put pressure on their developing feet, say Australian researchers. They point out that overweight children are at risk for foot pain and discomfort because they tend to have fatter and flatter feet, which can lead to increased pressure on the arched portion of the sole. That, in turn, could stop kids from participating in physical activity, they warn in a recent paper. ...

Dec 19, 2014 09:08AM

UN chief, visiting Ebola region, urges respect for health rules

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media in San JoseBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg MONROVIA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, starting a visit to Ebola-hit states in West Africa on Friday, urged their people to set aside traditional practices like washing the dead by hand so as to help end an epidemic that has killed nearly 7,000 people. Ban said he hoped to use his two-day tour of the region - his first since the outbreak was detected in March - to raise the profile of the fight against the disease and to thank the thousands of health workers who have participated. ...

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Dec 15, 2014 05:07AM

5 ways to fat-proof your home

Here simple ways to keep your home food-temptation free. This works for even the most weak-willed among us.

Dec 16, 2014 05:17AM

How he became an Ironman

Joe Van Veldhuizen was 19 miles into his first Ironman. He had two hours left to complete the race, and only three miles to go in the 26.2-mile marathon.

Dec 11, 2014 05:45AM

Predicting the flu so you can avoid it

Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way.

Dec 10, 2014 09:11AM

Flu shot less helpful, but still key

This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory to doctors.

Sep 25, 2014 07:36AM

Vintage cold and flu ads

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