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Last year the flu was deadly. Here's how you can fight it now

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MIAMI -- "The flu" was "everywhere" last year. A Centers for Disease Control doctor cautioned that the last flu season proved to be one of the deadliest.

That's why the CDC is urging people to act now, just before the October start of the 2018-19 flu season and get vaccinated. That advice comes even if you delayed a few months into the previous...Read more

More than half of tech workers say they delayed kids because of soaring cost of living

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Even Bay Area tech workers blame a lot of their problems on housing. The region's sky-high rents and home prices are exacerbating their commutes, forcing their paychecks to stretch thinner, and, according to a new survey -- keeping them childless longer.

Though some residents blame the area's highly paid tech workers for driving up the cost of ...Read more

Sacramento prosecutor sought justice for dead kids and downtrodden. She's retiring after 39 years

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In the middle of a passionate closing argument in the last murder trial of her long and distinguished career, prosecutor Robin Shakely suddenly fell silent.

Fifteen seconds passed. Thirty. Forty.

Shakely stood, mute in front of jurors, and looked into each of their eyes. They fidgeted. Judge Donald Currier and courtroom observers seemed ...Read more

'Everybody is down to not drink.' Why young people are drinking less alcohol

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PHILADELPHIA -- On her 21st birthday, Rabbah Johnson experienced a first: not a legal cocktail, but a roller coaster ride at Six Flags.

She'd never been on one before and knew she wanted to change that. The incoming junior at Temple University had never had alcohol, either, but that didn't concern her much.

"It's something I never did, and I'm...Read more

How kids' brains react to food may cause them to overeat, Penn State study finds

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Nearly one in five U.S. children is obese, according to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new study by Pennsylvania State University that linked overeating to the brain's response to food rewards may help to shed light on the national epidemic that can lead to Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, ...Read more