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Uganda Crowns Mr. And Miss HIV Positive

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:44pm

There's a talent competition. A tiara for the winner. And a chance for people with HIV to speak out despite the stigma they face.

New Rule Preserves Patients' Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:26pm

A new rule is the most significant overhaul of federal funding regulations for nursing homes in more than two decades. It bans so-called pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts.

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:23pm

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

Forget Self-Driving Cars. Self-Driving Chairs Have Arrived

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:17pm

Nissan unveiled the ProPilot chair, a high-tech self-driving seat that the automaker says makes waiting in line "easy and fun" by using technology designed for semi-autonomous cars.

Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:16pm

A voucher awarded to a company that finds a treatment for a rare childhood disease can be sold to the highest bidder and then used to fast-track the review of another drug. Are the prizes worth it?

'Big Papi' Bids Regular-Season Farewell To Red Sox Nation

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:52pm

David Ortiz spent 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and helped the team win three World Series.

Phone Emergency Alerts Will Begin Including Links, Phone Numbers

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:46pm

Regulators have voted to expand cellphone alerts to 360 characters from the previous cutoff at 90, and to begin including clickable URLs and phone numbers over the next year or so. But no photos, yet.

Why Mental Health Crisis Training Is Important For Police

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:40pm

Mental health crises have been a continuing issue for police forces around the country.




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