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Chicago Measles Outbreak: 8 Now Infected

Eight people, including six infants, have now been infected with measles in a suburb of Chicago mostly linked to a daycare center, health officials said Monday.<p>“These cases include two adults and six infants all of whom are unvaccinated. Seven of these cases are associated with the KinderCare …

Public Health

Why Is Germany So Calm About Its Measles Outbreak?

A bigger flare-up of the contagious disease has a different cause—and has prompted a much more placid reaction.<p>If the Great American Measles Outbreak of 2015 were to have a watchword, it would probably be "selfish." As in, those "boneheaded," "irresponsible" parents whom experts are calling …

Public Health

7 Vaccine Myths Debunked by Doctors

Delaying vaccines is not only a waste of time, it could be dangerous to your kids. And no, foreigners aren’t bringing most measles cases into the U.S.<p>Experts on measles vaccines say they’re frustrated by the wide array of rumors being fed by websites, organized anti-vaccine groups, and the media. …

Public Health

How should health officials reverse an anti-vaxxer movement?

TORONTO — Dr. Paul Offit has seen it all: whooping cough that spread through California, a deadly measles outbreak that killed nine children in …

Public Health

Dad's Heartfelt Plea to Congress After 2-Year-Old With Leukemia Exposed to Measles

Dr. Timothy Jacks is an Arizona pediatrician on the front lines of the measles outbreak that's sweeping the United States, but when he spoke to …

Public Health

Vaccines Are Profitable, So What?

Yes, Big Pharma is making money from immunizations. But that doesn't mean anyone should skip the shots.<p>By now, the numbers on the recent U.S. measles outbreak are well known. In 2014, America had more than 600 cases of measles—the highest number in 20 years. In the month of January 2015 alone, 84 …

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Kurdish fighters battle ISIS in northern Iraq

Kurdish peshmerga forces fight to contain ISIS fighters across the northern border of Iraq. Phil Black reports.


Family of Isis hostage Kayla Mueller confirms aid worker has been killed

Family ‘heartbroken’ after receiving confirmation that 26-year-old aid worker held hostage since August 2013 has been killed<p>The family of Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old aid worker held hostage by Isis since August 2013, has confirmed in a statement that she has been killed.<p>“We are heartbroken to …


ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Wrote From Captivity: 'I Have a Lot of Fight Left'

<i>Kayla Mueller's parents said Tuesday they had received confirmation that the 26-year-old American ISIS hostage is dead. Mueller was kidnapped by ISIS in August 2013 and her family has released a copy of an unpublished letter she wrote to her loved ones in the spring of 2014 while in captivity.</i> …

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Kayla Mueller: Full transcript of letter sent by US aid worker held by Isil

In a newly released letter home written in captivity last November, Miss Mueller said she was being well-treated but could only write a paragraph a day because “the thought of you all sends me into fits of tears"<p>Kayla Mueller, the aid worker from Arizona who was held hostage by the Islamic State, …

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Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating


Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Growing up, I loved it when my mom made a big pot of navy beans cooked in salt …