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Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:38am

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Modern Email, Has Died

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 5:47pm

Tomlinson invented person-to-person email in 1971, at a time when a few people had personal computers. The first email was sent on a computer network that was created for the U.S. government.

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate 'Tampon Tax'

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 12:00pm

While drugs and many medical necessities are mostly exempt from state sales tax, feminine hygiene products are not in the majority of states. Efforts are building to try and change that.

Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 4:18am

While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops. The government wants to that to change.

Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:55pm

Iranians are hoping the recent election of more reformers to parliament will help improve the economy.

MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:49am

The league's plan, which needs approval from the players' union and both governments, would allow direct pickups of Cuban players — no defections — in exchange for cash support for the sport there.

Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:42am

Indian immigrants and their children comprise about 1 percent of the U.S. population, yet they own roughly half of all American motels. And 70 percent of those moteliers hail one same state: Gujarat.

Action On A National GMO Labeling Measure Heats Up On Capitol Hill

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:34pm

Congress is scrambling to piece together a national standard for labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients before July 1. That's when Vermont's mandatory labeling law kicks in.

Peanut Mush In Infancy Cuts Allergy Risk. New Study Adds To Evidence

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:49pm

A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. This peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.

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