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- Taco Bell again pokes fun at McDonald's in new ad NEW YORK -- Taco Bell is taking another jab at McDonald's in a new ad for its breakfast menu. The fast-food chain will begin airing a TV spot that is set to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins sinc
- Bringing taste home to Clinton CLINTON -- Growing up on a small farm south of Ames, Karen Davis has always had a love of food and cooking. She would watch her mother and grandmother -- both farm cooks -- as they prepared food. Now a Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist
- Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good. Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach
- Area pizzeria moves in CLINTON -- In a little more than two years, three national pizza chains have vacated the business market of Clinton, begging the question, can the Gateway area support a variety of pizza-related restaurants? To answer that question, area restaurateur
Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.
Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat
England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human.
8 million people take prescription sleep aids, but these drugs have risks
About 8 million adults turn to prescription sleeping pills for help every month, according to a study published last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet, one specialist warns, these medications all have flaws.
- Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer NEW YORK (AP) -- Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of nearly 300 women with bad B
- L.A. doctors practice speeding up trauma care WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text message
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