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Lawmaker questions SLC International Airport project's impact on air quality

A rural Utah senator is wondering why the planned $1.8 billion project to replace Salt Lake City International...

Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. Read more »

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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from... Read more »

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Sex education should start sooner, study finds

To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and... Read more »

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State Fair pigs test positive for swine flu strain

Three pigs exhibited at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot last month have tested positive for a strain of swine flu but it does not appear that the illness has spread to people. Read more »

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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

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Lawmaker questions Salt Lake City International Airport project's impact on air quality

A rural Utah senator is wondering why the planned $1.8 billion project to replace Salt Lake City International Airport over the next 10 years is not raising more questions about air pollution,... Read more »

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Cutting-edge transplant overcomes hepatitis C for U of U patient

Doctors at the University of Utah have come together to offer kidney transplants for patients with hepatitis C, along with medication that will cure the disease. Read more »

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »

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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Read more »

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West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history... Read more »

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »

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Your child may be obese and you may not know it

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One of the reasons rates of childhood obesity are so high in the United States might be because children and parents don't recognize the kids are overweight. Read more »

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released... Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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Cancer breakthroughs at Huntsman

Dr. John Sweetenham discusses the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

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About one in 68 kids have autism in the country. But what are some of the signs? Here are 14 potential ones. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Tips for understanding and choosing sunscreen

With Utah leading the nation in melanoma cases and deaths, knowing how sunscreen protects and what to look for on the label could bring those numbers down and keep Utahns safe in the sun. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Arianne Brown: Digging deep at the Deseret News marathon

Last week, I ran the Deseret News marathon. After 26.2 miles of enduring heat and other elements both mental and physical, I crossed the finish line. It was a challenging race, but it was in those... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Utah leads the nation in deadly melanoma cases

The sun doesn't favor anyone, especially in Utah. The Beehive State has the highest number of deadly melanoma cases in the country. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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